I’m enjoying having Tuesday Topics again each week. I was searching my email this morning finding questions some of you have sent me over the past months (yes, months) and I’m finally able to use them. This question is from Lori:
Have you ever dealt with an adopted child who hurts themselves? Our son has been home for about six weeks and I have been disturbed by some behavior. He hits himself in the face, he will pick something on his finger until it bleeds, he bangs his head against his forearm (it has left a bruise on his arm that has been there from the beginning), he put soap in his eye, he is completely reckless on a scooter, and the list goes on.
I am trying to balance the fact that he is a boy and I know they are more physical, but something about his behavior troubles me. He is six years old and has been in an orphanage his entire life. He had medical treatment (tests and surgery) around the age of two that could have been traumatic. I have no way of knowing all that he has dealt with in his first six years of life.
Well friends, I’m quite certain many of you have seen this kind of behavior and will have some thoughts for Lori. Please leave a comment and encourage her by coming alongside her as she works to parent her son.
If you have a question you would like me to use as a Tuesday Topic, please email it to me at [email protected] If you put Tuesday Topic in the subject line, it will help me be a little bit more organized and right now I need all the help I can get.
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Encourage one another,