Mama Mystique of Reactive Attachment Disorder by Dr. Darleen

Attachment disorder, whether Reactive Attachment Disorder RAD or Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder DSED, is heart wrenching and tragic for all families. But there are times when the emotional pain and devastation is even worse … and that is when the attachment disadvantaged child rejects or attacks the new mother or primary care figure. Causing deep emotional pain and mental anguish for the loving mothers who take on other people’s children, this phenomenon wrecks lives and destroys dreams … and we refer to it as the Mama Mystique of Children of Attachment Disorder. Check out Dr. Darleen’s post on Mama Mystique:

Orchard offers a number of resources to help heal the broken connection between the child and the new mother figure. One such book is the therapeutic fairytale Marmalade Jam by Dr. Darleen. Parents and helping professionals can read this story to children to instigate conversations about safety, compassion, and how children can heal from tragic circumstances. Check out this and other books from Orchard on Amazon

If you are … or know … a mother or primary caregiver of a child who is impacted by the Mama Mystique of a child with Attachment Disorder, subscribe to Orchard’s YouTube channel to learn when we post new videos and release new books, training sessions, and workshops. Only through the proper training and education to address and resolve these tragic circumstances of attachment disorder will the affected children and their families begin to find peace and life satisfaction.

Orchard also provides direct services, parent and professional training, and books and workshops to promote awareness of the effective evidence-based strategies that can improve the lives of children with disorders of attachment development, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other learning, developmental, behavioral, mental health, and neurodevelopmental challenges.



Darleen Claire Wodzenski, MS ESE, MA CMHC, PhD is s Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Special Education Consultant, and Non-Clinical Psychoneuroeducational Psychologist. She specializes in helping children and their families thrive in the face of challenges like Attachment Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other Neurodevelopmental, Learning, Behavioral Mental Health, and Developmental challenges.

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