Traumatized, attachment challenged children are often lost in their own worlds. When you want them to do something, first get their attention. Find them, gently draw them out, make sweet eye contact, then give simple direction or ask a short question and wait for confirmation. Talking into space, yelling down the hall, shouting commands, or walking away while talking backward will not get the job done. If you don’t take the time to first get your child’s attention, then how can you expect your child to take the time to listen to you? Just a thought to get you mindful and tuned in to the special hearing needs of your child.
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Our monthly Adoptive Parent Support Group is every 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm at 3336 Bradshaw Road, Ste 175, Sacramento, CA 95827. Child care provided at no cost. Sign up at www.attachplace.com.
Our next 9a-5pm Trust-based Therapeutic Parent Training will be on January 7th, 2017. 2017!!!