This post is one of our Family Friday series when we give you a peek into our family treatment homes. Each Friday, we’ll show you a picture, along with a description from one of our treatment parents. Learn more about our unique treatment model for children with reactive attachment disorder and meet our treatment families.
“As children with attachment disorder often try to avoid personal responsibility and gain control of their environments, school work is often one of the many situations we work with in our home. Our philosophy at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development is to go with children’s resistance rather than join them in power struggles. That said, we let them know that school is their job and the choices they make will affect their progress. We make sure all of our kids have plenty of time and quiet places to do their homework. While they know we care for them and hope they make wise decisions, we allow them to pass or fail as they choose. This young woman in the photo is making the choice to pass.”
-Jan Barber, Therapeutic treatment mom at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development
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