Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour is all too often misconstrued.  Stressed out, over reactive parents can often escalate negative behaviour in their child. I was that very parent, and soon discovered that I had to make big changes in order to parent my three children effectively. When I was out of my depth completely with Isla, I desperately wanted…

Making the Connection

As I look at your photograph, the only one I have of you, your beaming smile, snack in hand,  I feel myself beginning to make a connection.  You are so pretty, so little.  It is beyond all comprehension as to how terrifying your life has been for you.  I have missed you, oh so much….

Published by flyingbeyondtherainbow Being Mum to three adoptive children, has transformed and shaped my life in more ways than I could ever have anticipated. The boundless love that has grown throughout the years, for my children has enlightened me as a parent, and guided me to parent in a less conventional manner. Trying to find ways…

Trying to understand…

When our little Isla arrived, our number three,  I was stunned at how unnatural her response to really very minor things could be,  driving her into complete and utter rage.  Her reactions were not that of a typical child of her age.  I was already a mum to 2 other adopted children, and in spite…

And then… we met

At last the big day had arrived.  A day I had waited more than 3 years for.  I hadn’t slept the night before, too many thoughts were racing through my mind. Today I would be going into adoption labour…  today I would be with my daughter. Yes, for those that haven’t experienced it, it is…

Before us…

  The sun was beaming  through the bedroom window as I nervously prepared myself on that morning.  I had a new blouse to wear, bought especially for the occasion.  I somehow felt I needed to impress her, and knew that her first impression of me would be a lasting one. It is truly surreal and…

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