Relief for Adoptive Parents of Traumatized, Attachment-Challenged Children. . . Drowning with My Hair on Fire is a lifeline for adoptive parents trying to navigate the choppy waters of raising adopted children from difficult beginnings. Author Ce Eshelman’s beautiful heart really shines through in the hundreds of letters to parents to read each day when needing hope, inspiration, advice, direction, reminders, or practical help. She deeply understands them and the chaos of their lives and families because she was there, but is now able to give them the wisdom culled from reading every book on the subject, attending hundreds of seminars and workshops, years of her own therapy, and fearlessly facing her own mistakes. If you are raising a traumatized, attachment-challenged child, Ce is the friend you want, and this is the book you need. “Ce is the real deal. She’s one of those rare gems who deeply cares about the people she serves. She is willing to freeze frame and blow up her mistakes for you to see so you can avoid the same pitfalls. She then points to the path of secure attachment. The book itself is a secure base you can return to again and again when things get difficult at home.” -Jennifer Olden, LMFT, Certified EFT Therapist.
“WOW–No Other Book Like This One!!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Swan Girl
Sometimes whimsical, a tad wacky, but deep down this book is a rich compendium of advice, inspiration, and practical help for the parents of attachment challenged children. Ce, the author, from difficult beginnings herself, weaves a narrative that shows her own transformation into a therapeutic parent and accomplished therapist, now with the drive to share her hard earned realizations in her practice, a blog, and a book. Each letter stands alone which makes it possible to open this book on any page and get a full dose of love, encouragement, and tools for the parent who is on the ragged edge. This is not a theoretical book, but messages from the trenches from someone who has been there and done that, and knows first hand what you need to get through another day.
About the Author
Ce Eshelman, LMFT, attachment specialist and founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships in Sacramento, CA, has been in practice since 1987. Learning from the best minds in the attachment field—Dan Siegel, MD, Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Bessel van der Kolk, PhD, and others—she works every day with adopted children and their parents. Raising her two adopted children into adulthood has given her the insight, humor, and hard-earned wisdom to write with authority and love.