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Give choices!

When children have any history of trauma whether it’s from abandonment, loss, or abuse, they haven’t had any choice in what has happened to them.  Therefore through the day, give your child choices whenever it is feasible. For example, when giving your child a bath: “Melody, do you want bubbles in your bath or pink water?”  Hint: A dash of food coloring to the water, adds a little color.  ~  By: Carol Lozier

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About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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