Category Archives: Trust in Alienated Children

No Trust, No Love. Really?

(8th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) As a submarine sends out decoys to distract a missile away from the right target, so false thinking distracts parents and children from shooting at the right solutions … Continue reading

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Daniel – A Portrait of Trustworthiness

(7th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) The record of Daniel is one biblical portrait that parents can use to teach children about trustworthiness. This “picture worth a thousand words” paints vivid colors of trustworthiness … Continue reading

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Log and Speck: Parent, Examine Yourself (Trustworthiness)

In the post Aiming at Trustworthiness I called for a shift of aim from seeking to gain a child’s trust or attachment to the target of cultivating trustworthiness. In application of the Log and Speck Principle of Matthew 7:1-5, let’s … Continue reading

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Aiming at Trustworthiness

(6th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) Surveying the field, it is apparent that in RAD camps, much effort is aimed at achieving attachment and gaining the child’s trust. This target has given rise to … Continue reading

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Should We Stress Trust in Parents?

(5th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) The psych industry standard rationale about RAD says that since a fundamental problem of the alienated child is lack of attachment, a primary component of the solution is … Continue reading

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Who Do Children Labeled with RAD Trust?

(4th in a series on trust in relation to Reactive Attachment Disorder) Children labeled with RAD are known for not trusting others. Their distrust can be so entrenched and implacable that it appears that they cannot help it. Lack of … Continue reading

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