I sincerely hope you found my little corner of the internet by happy circumstance. Perhaps you’re a student researching early-childhood trauma or a teacher gathering information on trauma-informed-teaching methods. It’s certainly possible that Google brought you here after you watched something that compelled you to look into Reactive Attachment Disorder or Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder.
Chances are, though, you’re here because you love someone who has been diagnosed with an attachment disorder or other trauma-related mental health issue. You may be visiting Trauma Mama Drama because you’re enduring the most stressful – maybe even dangerous – circumstances you’ve ever found yourself existing within. If that’s the case, you’re probably feeling isolated, confused and angry – but also determined and hopeful.
I created this website to share resources, information, and my family’s journey through the Traumasphere. I want everyone who struggles with a loved one negatively impacted by adverse childhood experiences to know they’re not alone and that answers to your questions really do exist! I remember losing my mind one day, frustrated that no one really understood what Middle and Little were doing. I seriously considered leaving – I even pulled out a suitcase so I could pack up my things and make an escape.
But before I could start loading up my luggage that day, an internet stranger directed me to Christine Moers’s YouTube Channel. I watched her video on “nonsense chatter” and I wept because she got it. Everyone I’d told about the incessant questions that made no sense and the non-stop jibber-jabbering told me not to worry about it – they insisted he was just curious or silly and that I needed to loosen up.
The relief I felt after watching Christine’s video is still hard to describe. But I can tell you that I broke down in tears because I finally knew what was going on with my kids.
I never packed that suitcase. Christine’s videos inspired me to fully commit to trying my best to parent my traumatized children the way they needed to be parented instead of the way I wanted to parent them.
And that’s why I blog about our family’s experiences – trauma parents’ lives are messy, weird, embarrassing and, sometimes, horrifying. But they’re also exciting, rewarding, challenging, and amazing. I’ve found so much hope and so many helpful ideas through other blogs and vlogs and I try to serve others in the same way.
I hope you enjoy learning about the effects of early-childhood trauma and therapeutic parenting while you peruse Trauma Mama Drama. Thanks for stopping by!