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Category: Therapeutic Reparenting Adopted Teens BLOG


What we are on about when we say “traumatised adoptees”.

There are some mistakes folk make when talking about traumatised kids, really it boils down to not wanting to think too much on the awful stuff that happens to children in this day and age. To address some of these…

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AGM 2016

It’s that time of year and again the POTATO steering group are planning for the AGM. This year, it’s going to be a bit different with the emphasis on what the group does to support parents of traumatised young people….

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Professionals and Adoptive Parents

Hi all, We are so fortunate in our group because there is such experience and expertise in adoption matters. Read an excellent article by Dave Bagshaw and Mair Richards adapted from their presentation at the POTATO conference and AGM 2015….

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Conference and AGM

Hello all POTATO group members and interested people 🙂 In November we held our AGM and conference with a mix of speakers and information sharing amongst peers. AGM. The Steering group met and it was decided that the roles within…

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Festive Flounderings…

    As Christmas approaches us in the POTATO group we have mixed feelings about surviving the season with young people who often struggle with change, overwhelming pressure to do “family” and supporting young people who have odd levels of…

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Welcome to the world of LEGGIT & SCARPER…

When life in with your teen isn’t tough enough they start a whole new range of activities! One that comes up a lot within our community is the young runners and leavers. These expert terrified toddlers are inexpert young adolescents…

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Therapeutic reparenting adopted teens

OK readers! I am POTATO Champion and I have 2 adopted teenagers who were at infants school when they came to me. Now, wow 19 and 16, how did that happen? Now we are 13 years in and have been…

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