Today’s Tuesday Topic comes from a reader who asks,
My question is this…how do I help my other children deal with the trauma and pain caused by the actions or behaviors of my child from a “hard place?” We are really struggling with helping our 13 yr old deal with the rejection, trauma, etc that our older child has caused. How can she learn to trust her and be willing to build a relationship again with a sister who will never be healthy emotionally (aside from God’s healing). Her feelings are all very real, but we don’t want her stuck here.
This is a topic that is dear to my heart and one that I see myself exploring more extensively in the future. I know our friend would like your thoughts, and I would too. Many of us are attempting to balance the needs of our children who have trauma histories with the needs of our other children. It is extremely complicated and taxing!
Please share your thoughts and words of encouragement by leaving a comment. We really can support and help one another gather new ideas, or even just strength, from knowing we are not alone.
My stash of Tuesday Topic questions is nearly gone and I’m ready for some new ones. If you sent me a question in the past and it never showed up, please send it to me again. I get a lot of email and although I try to be organized, my inbox gets to be a mess and it’s possible that your question got lost in the mix of it all.
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I love hearing from you on Tuesday Topic days – please take a moment to offer a word of support to this mom.
[Quick note: I’m taking Ladybug to Spokane for an orthodontist appointment today and will have lots of hours on the road. I’ll check and approve comments as I am able. Don’t worry if it takes awhile to show up.]
Encourage one another,
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