Friday, June 28, 2013

Getting real; Reading up

Just started my reading:

Book one...Parenting the hurt child by Keck and Kupecky

*Parenting hurting children requires loving patience and clear expectations for improvement.
*Parenting hurt children if frequently painful.
*Hurt children bring their pain into their new families and share it with much vigor and regularity.
*Parents who did not cause the child's trauma often suffer the consequences of it.
*Family fun should not be contingent upon the child's behavior.
*Parents should expect difficult times, as well as reduction of them.

Just the beginning.

We have so much to learn.
We love our biological children...
We will need tools to train our new children.

Discipline will be trickey..


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