Full Potential Parenting

Information and Inspiration for Parents of Challenging Children

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Welcome to Full Potential Parenting!

Full Potential Parenting provides support for struggling parents. Parents just like you–who are trying their hardest to help their challenging children develop to their full potential despite what seems like overwhelming odds.

~ Wouldn’t it be a huge relief to learn about proven therapies and parenting models that could change your child’s life?

~ Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that your child’s diagnosis is not his destiny?

~ Wouldn’t it be great to learn about easy-to-use tools to help reduce your stress levels, gain some perspective, and reclaim your calm?



I'm Alison Morris and I'm the founder and host of Full Potential Parenting. I'm a “trauma mama” myself and have struggled and continue to struggle with many of the same frustrations and fears you have.

It took me much too long to discover approaches to healing that really work, and I want to help spread information and inspiration to as many parents as possible so they don’t have to go down the same lonely, wearisome road alone.

As the single adoptive mother of a child with early developmental trauma, attachment issues, and some physical disabilities, I spent a few years confused about what I was experiencing. Then I spent several more years reading and researching and trying various approaches, therapies, protocols, modalities, medications, supplements, and more, hoping to find the one magic thing that would be the key to bringing our family to a state of “normal.”

While I never discovered that single miraculous cure, I did discover a whole new world of amazing parents, dedicated professionals, and spiritual teachers who opened my eyes to an astonishing array of therapies, approaches to healing, and paradigms of parenting that have allowed us and so many other families to make enormous strides forward.

I've become convinced that the path to healing requires a multi-pronged approach that combines therapeutic/attachment-based parenting along with neurodevelopmental, biomedical/nutritional, structural, energetic, and spiritual approaches to restoring balance and health to both parent and child.

I’m passionate about sharing this hard-won information more broadly -- through expert interviews, training, and support for parents -- so it doesn’t take as much time, effort, energy, and money for other parents to start making progress.

I'm so excited to share solutions and strategies with you that could be the key to allowing you and your child to reach your full potential. Won't you join me?

Do you recognize your challenging child in one or more of the following?

  • you’re a parent or caregiver of one or more challenging children who has been diagnosed with: sensory processing disorder (SPD), reactive attachment disorder (RAD); oppositional defiant disorder (ODD); Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); autism spectrum disorder (ASD); anxiety, developmental tra challenging childuma; or other developmental or behavioral disorders;
  • you suspect or know that your child suffered in utero or early childhood trauma, neglect, or abuse (including a stressful or dangerous pregnancy, a difficult birth, time spent in the NICU, other medical procedures, or removal from biological parents);
  • your child is adopted or is a foster placement;
  • your child has trouble writing, reading, or sitting in a chair, or throwing or kicking a ball, or learning how to swim or ride a bike;
  • your child suffers from odd behaviors or physical challenges that you’re sure aren’t quite “normal” but you can’t get your pediatrician to pay any attention to your concerns;
  • your child is unusually demanding, controlling, or defiant;
  • “experts” have told you that with your child’s diagnosis, there’s little or no hope that he will ever live independently, be a productive member of society, or achieve much of anything.

Do you recognize yourself in one or more of the following?

  • you’re scared of your challenging child when he flies into a rage and you’re on high alert all the time;
  • you’re sure every time the phone rings it’s the school calling again about your challenging child;
  • you’re tired of walking on eggshells around your challenging child and worn out from the unpredictability and changeability of her moods;
  • you never thought you could be so angry, or yell so much;
  • every outing with your challenging child has to be carefully planned to try to keep him from becoming dysregulated;
  • you are overwhelmed with trying to understand what is going on with your challenging child;
  • you don’t even know where to begin to learn what might be helpful, and the thought of all that research and reading makes you want to crawl into bed and stay there;
  • you’ve started to dread spending time with your challenging child;
  • you’ve tried various parenting models and none of them seems to work for your challenging child, even if they worked just fine for your other children;
  • your family, neighbors, and friends don’t understand what you’re going through, but are full of “helpful” advice;
  • you never thought you could be so sad, or cry so much.

If even one of the above statements reflects your reality with your challenging children, sign up now to join us on an informational and inspirational journey toward hope and healing. What have you got to lose?


The Full Potential Parenting community is for you if:

  • you long to transform your chaotic life into one filled with calm;
  • you don’t have the time or energy to look into all the possible therapies and supplements and parenting approaches that might benefit your challenging child;
  • you’re worried about putting your challenging child on medication, or your child is already taking drugs and you’re interested in learning about ways to get at the source of your child’s issues instead of managing or controlling symptoms;
  • you’re open to learning about alternative, integrative, complementary, or off-the-beaten path approaches to healing that the mainstream mental health, insurance, medical, and disability communities may have dismissed, or not even acknowledged, much less embraced;
  • your child’s behaviors have challenged everything you thought you knew about yourself and your own parents;
  • you’ve realized that along the way to helping your child heal, you’re going to have to do some healing of your own.

Join the Full Potential Parenting community today to get the information and support you need.