Welcome to

The Attachment Place

Does parenting your adopted child have you feeling frustrated, stressed out, and overwhelmed? If so, you’re in the right place!

Welcome to

The Attachment Place

Does parenting your adopted child have you feeling frustrated, stressed out, and overwhelmed? If so, you’re in the right place!

Hi I'm Sharon,

Coach-Mentor, a mother of 9, and founder of The Attachment Place, LLC, (TAP).

TAP was founded to provide therapeutic respite to children with trauma histories. While providing respite TAP served close to 100 children and families. TAP now offers my transformational parenting program, Calming the Chaos: Transforming Your Parenting of Your Adopted or Otherwise Traumatized Child. It combines my knowledge and successful strategies which I have developed over the years into a highly effective system called the Environment Matrix.

Who is this program for?

If you are like most of the parents I talk to, you have read a lot of books on trauma, possibly gone through foster parent training, had your child in therapy, been in therapy yourself, and even tried different parenting programs and you are still:

  • Easily triggered by your child’s outbursts and behaviors
  • Overwhelmed by the constant stress and chaos in your home.
  • Feeling disappointed with your child but even more so with yourself. 
  • Feeling misunderstood and judged by people who simply don’t “get” your child or your life.
  • Confused by all the different advice you get from parenting books and classes. “Be harder on her”, “Be softer on her”, “Discipline that child”, and “Consequences don’t work with this type of child”.
  • Lying in bed at night, unable to sleep, worried about the future.
  • Walking on eggshells hoping to stave off the next meltdown.
  • Feeling isolated and alone because you are too embarrassed to attend social gatherings, or you no longer get invited due to your child’s behavior.
  • Getting sucked into the chaos and feeling more like a part of the problem than the solution.
  • Embarrassed by the parent you have become and riddled with guilt because of it.
  • Feeling like you have lost yourself.
  • Feeling helpless to change things.
  • Feeling hopeless and maybe even ready to quit…

If you can relate, I have good news. I understand, I have been where you are, and I am here to help. You don’t have to do this alone!

What this program accomplishes

Are you ready to:

  • Finally learn to make self-care a priority?
  • Let go of the guilt that has plagued you for years?
  • Learn to regulate your emotions, and stop getting sucked into the chaos?
  • Get on the same page as your partner in parenting your child with trauma?
  • Decode your child so you can REALLY help them?
  • Focus on root causes that drive behaviors, so you parent the heart?
  • Help your child regulate emotions and decrease behaviors?
  • Establish trust so your child can begin to let down their walls?
  • Foster connection with your child to build that relationship you desire?
  • Be the parent you were meant to be?

What You will learn

If this sounds like the life you imagined prior to adoption, watch my free training, Quieting the Storm of Adoption, where you will learn:

  • Why many of the methods you have tried don’t work with adopted children and the techniques my clients are using instead to effectively parent their adopted child.
  • How my clients diffuse arguments and maintain their composure even if their child is intentionally pushing their buttons.
  • How my clients discover root causes for behaviors, parent the heart, and strengthen their connection with their adopted child.
  • And how they do all of this while not being filled with anger and regrets and are becoming the parents they envisioned they would be prior to adoption.

Hear from the Parents

Learn how working with an expert is helping transform my clients’ lives and families.

“I feel I am a better parent for our children and our connection has improved”.
“I am more calm and slower to anger”.
“I am less stressed, calmer, and paying more attention to my mindset”.
“My biggest takeaway is we can't change other people, but we can influence change by changing ourselves”.
“I respond now rather than react”.
“Our son now calms down easier and quicker”.
“I am giving more respect and starting to get more respect in turn”.
“I am more tolerant and understanding”.

Watch my webinar

Calming the Chaos was designed to help parents of adopted children learn to be the calming force in their family to help build trust, which is the foundation of secure attachments. Watch my webinar to learn new strategies you can begin using today.