How clearly can a child express their desire to NOT do something? Today Jeremiah had a visit with his bio dad. During the time with him, Jeremiah sat in the same place for 45 minutes! He wasn’t sitting near T (his bio dad). T did offer Jeremiah some Cheerios. Jeremiah got up, walked over to T, took a few Cheerios, threw them in a bucket and went back to his spot and sat down for the remainder of the visit. Unbelievable!!!
Several Worker’s were observing the visit today, and when Jeremiah went out to see Justin (my husband) afterwards he was playing with Justin’s hat. It was great for the Workers to see this interaction.
Dorothy, the CASA worker, said that watching these visits is painful.
Can’t wait until this is over!!!
Tracy Dee Whitt
search for your favorite subjectABA abuse adoption attachment attachment issues Autism Autism Spectrum Disorder behaviors birth family bonding communication compassion CPS DHS Dr. Bruce Perry emotions family feelings foster care girl inclusion mood disorder negative behaviors negativity neglect nonverbal nonverbal Autism ODD Oppositional Defiance Disorder parenting PTSD RAD Reactive Attachment Disorder Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) special education special needs termination therapy trauma vacation
Top Posts & Pages
- orphanages in America & 5 things you can do to help
- how to help your adopted/foster child sleep (sleep issues part 2)
- inclusion vs exclusion: special needs in the classroom
- why adopted and foster children have sleep issues (sleep issues part 1)
- why consequences & rewards don't work for hurting children (adoption/foster)
- it's not "just a kid thing": behaviors in adopted and foster children
- emotional age vs. chronological age (adoption/foster)
- attachment in adoption & foster care: the first things we need to know
- tips on bonding with an adopted or foster child
- let's bond already - creating attachment with an adopted child