I’ve heard tons of people across my social media rave about this short film on YouTube, but I never had the time to watch it. When it won an Oscar I knew I had to check it out. The short is wonderfully done and beautifully describes the work and love that goes into a dad learning how to do his daughter’s hair. I was talking to my friend Christina, who works in social services in Illinois, and she shared that when she was younger it was a learning curve for her dad to style her natural hair after her parents divorced. She went on to say “If there was a gap in our own communication, it’s an even bigger gap in cross-cultural adoptions”, which I think perfectly sums this short up. Overall this short is definitely one to watch as a family or even alone to help families understand how to…
About the Author: Pattie Moore
Pattie lives in Tampa, FL, and she spends most of her time working with adoptive and foster families through case management, psychiatry services, and therapy services. Pattie received her bachelor’s in psychology from Saint Leo University and her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Pattie has been certified as an adoption competent provider through Rutgers University. Pattie has also participated in the Infant Mental Health certification program through University of South Florida, and is currently working on her CPP (child parent psychotherapy) certification. Pattie is also a current Guardian Ad Litem for Hillsborough County that specializes in working with teen girls in human trafficking. When Pattie isn’t working, you can find her at Universal and Disney with her husband and friends.
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