Navigating Christmas with RAD Children and Emphasizing Self-Care


As Christmas approaches, this episode is dedicated to parents navigating the challenges of the festive season, especially those with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) children. We provide insights on managing your child’s emotions during this time and emphasize the critical role of self-care for parents.

Key Points Discussed:

  1. Understanding RAD Children at Christmas (0:43): Delve into what children with developmental complex trauma may experience during the Christmas season and how to support them.
  2. Self-Care During the Holidays (2:30): Discover the importance of taking care of yourself amidst the holiday rush and engaging in activities that bring you joy.
  3. Trauma and Children’s Reactions (3:56): Learn about the impact of trauma on a child’s behavior and response mechanisms.
  4. Empowering Your Child Post-Trauma (5:02): Gain insights into how you can help your child shift from a victim mindset to one of empowerment and resilience.
  5. The Necessity of Self-Care for Parents (6:23): Understand why it’s crucial for parents, especially those with RAD children, to prioritize their well-being and take time for self-care.

Final Thoughts: This episode is a reminder that amidst the festive chaos, it’s essential to pace yourself, have fun, and remember the importance of self-care. Whether you are a parent of a RAD child or just feeling overwhelmed by the holiday season, these tips will help you navigate this time with more ease and joy.

Additional Resources: For more advice on parenting and self-care, especially during challenging times, visit Full Circle Family Counseling.


**The information and advice given in this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for seeing a licensed therapist. If you are involved in therapy or under medical care, please consult with your care provider before making any changes to your regime or engaging in any exercises mentioned.

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