dealing with a RAD kid for awhile, one tends to see
attachment disorders everywhere; or find references to
it in writings whose authors probably never heard of it.
D. Laing, a college favorite in the early 1970s, was a
psychiatrist, physician, and author of The Politics of
Experience and The Politics of the Family, both written
before RAD was a recognized disorder. I?ve pulled a few
things out of his books that speak to reactive
attachment disorder, although they were likely intended
for something else altogether. Certainly there were
children with reactive attachment disorder around then,
whose problems were not so well understood as they would
I have borrowed some snippets from his books.
also revisited some songs that most of us are familiar
with, one by Simon & Garfunkle, another by John
Lennon, and yet another by Kelly Clarkston, and looked
at them with a RAD-wisened eye. Although they were
probably not all intended to deal with reactive
attachment disorder, they are fitting in that context.
think they work.