Thank You, a poem by Jodie Ortega

Our final poem for #nationalpoetrymonth is an excerpt from our anthology Parenting with PTSD, written by Jodie Ortega Thank You Just like every cliche Loving you was instant and true But I quickly realized I had to practice Self love in order to properly love you 15th of December was an Arrival for the Both of … Continue reading Thank You, a poem by Jodie Ortega

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The Tree, by Rachael Ellen Rose

April is National Poetry Month, and here at Parenting with PTSD we will be sharing poems written by our community all month. If you would like to contribute, please send us your poem to parentingwithptsd@gmail.com   The Tree. She is but fragile fragments, Rooted to the ground, Sturdy almost stagnant, Her insides twisted round.   … Continue reading The Tree, by Rachael Ellen Rose

Joyelle Guests on Mangry Podcast

https://spoti.fi/2ud4Z5R Joyelle was recently interviewed by Jason Lee on his podcast, Mangry. "Host Jason Lee interviews singer/songwriter, author, painter and speaker Joyelle Brandt who explains how PTSD can be a trigger for anger and how to manage through some of the experiences. But there's more than meet the eye with Joyelle - she's also a … Continue reading Joyelle Guests on Mangry Podcast

Self Soothing Strategies for Parents and Kids

https://youtu.be/xRnZRbgqDcc   On those days when parenting is a struggle, it helps to have some soothing strategies on hand. Whether for you, or for your kids, or for all of you! Joyelle covers 4 simple techniques you can use throughout your day when you need to regulate an overstimulated nervous system. Learn simple ways for … Continue reading Self Soothing Strategies for Parents and Kids

Preparing and Advocating for Medical Care as a Trauma Survivor

By Lara Donachie With all the health care changes and challenges in today’s society, going to the doctor or dentist is difficult enough for the average person. With a history of childhood or adolescent sexual trauma, a medical appointment can become re-traumatizing if not handled with care by the survivor and provider. Think about it, … Continue reading Preparing and Advocating for Medical Care as a Trauma Survivor