It’s been ages since I’ve posted a Tuesday Topic and I’ve missed hearing from all of you. The accumulated wisdom here is remarkable and I love seeing us help one another. Today’s question should have been posted a few weeks ago when I received it, but it is so relevant that I’m going to share it now and look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences, and encouragement. It comes from Natalia who writes,
We have two foster girls (3 and 5) who have been with us for about 5 months. Both of them will be starting preschool/pre-kindergarten in the next couple of weeks and as they enter into the school year I am anticipating a lot of “getting to know you” activities in their classrooms that encourage students to talk about their families, past experiences, etc. The girls will most likely be the only foster kids in their classes. I’m wondering how others have helped their (young) kids tell their stories appropriately, respond to any questions or confusion they may get from their peers, and generally navigate a new school environment with confidence and grace.
Last week, when Eby was the Star Minion, we navigated this, but he has been home since he was two, so it is quite different from Natalia’s situation. Even still, it was something I thought carefully about as we prepared his “All About Me” poster and wrote a story about him. So many of us are walking through this right now. Please take a moment to leave a comment and share your thoughts or any encouragement you have for Natalia. I look forward to hearing from you. Encourage one another, Lisa
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