I am taking care of a 2 year old whom i have come to love as if i have givin birth -- recently the child was diagnosed with RAD ( reactive attatchment disorder)-- anxiety disorder and possibly others ( doc still working with us) I have been doing all i can to learn about this but am only finding thing on how to handle kids who are age 10 or older......also-- recently the growling is becomming more viciouse when the child is angry and has put her hand around my husbands neck and tried to choke him.... Can any one give me advice and please don't tell me to send her back to the state, I love her with all my heart and soul and want to help, she is in counceling now but I need advice on where to find more info on toddlers with these disorders and how to work with them... This is still very new to us...
Reactive Attachment Disorder is a very serious condition because it indicates that a child has never formed secure attachments (during the firsy couple of years of life), and this prevents normal relationships from developing. Children who display RAD tend to be angry, hostile and mistrustful, keeping an emotional distance in relationships. They require a systematic program of behavior management and highly structured, routinized environments both at home and in school. The behavior management piece is straightforward. Take a look at Lynn Clark's book SOS Help for Parents and follow his guidelines (which are designed for use with children in general). You are in it 'for the long haul', as they say. It is commonly believed that children who display RAD will likely never achieve fully trusting, reciprocal relationships - they have been deprived of the necessary emotional underpinnings for such relationships because of inadequate early parenting.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.