Families raising children touched by adoption and ADHD often feel isolated and unsure of what to do next. No amount of yelling or punishing is working, and they just want more cooperation from their kids. I help you understand what is going on behind the behaviors and provide practical solutions so you can parent your child confidently and successfully and fall in love with parenting again. No judgment here!
For adoptive and foster moms
Being an adoptive mom can be overwhelming and lonely. Visit me at The Adoption Connection for post-adoption resources and friends who understand. You will gain confidence in your parenting and hope for your family's future.
We offer hope, share wisdom, and mentor you along the way. You are not alone.
Before I talked with Melissa, I felt alone. She is an awesome resource and really understands the day to day struggles of parenting!
Before finding connected parenting I found myself spiraling down to where I felt like I was drowning. Now I have hope and joy again, and my self confidence has returned. I am able to be the mom I want to be.
I felt encouraged to know I had someone to talk to who understands what my family and I were going through. It was so helpful to feel heard!
You've been there. A grocery store meltdown, a scathing remark that you're the worst mom, or defiance when you're at the end of your rope. You feel like you want the floor to swallow you up before you burst into tears. I've been there, too. Heck, I still find myself there. We're all human.
However, parenting kids by birth and adoption and educating them in private, public, and homeschool has led me to learn a lot about what creates thriving parent-child relationships...and what doesn't. Trust me. You don't want to learn the hard way like me.