Manipulation, Terrorizing Animals, Fire setting
These are just a few of the signs of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), a rare but serious condition. It's diagnosis, not recognized by all professionals, and treatment is controversial.
Today on The Parent's Plate radio show, my guest Dr. Ron Huxley of The Parenting Toolbox uncovers some of the attachment issues kids may struggle with and the most extreme, RAD. He'll explain why attachment issues can destroy a parent/child relationship or set up lifelong problems for a child.
We welcome call-in questions and comments to our studio 877-864-4869. If you're shy about your voice over the air, then go to the www.toginet.com main page and click on live chat in the middle of the top toolbar. Then you can type in your question or comment and our producer will get it to us.
If you're an adoptive parent and want to know more about your child and how his/her background could affect attachment, make a point to listen to this show!