If your child is healing from Complex Developmental Trauma, ticking off milestones is a little bit foreign. We know what two steps forward, three steps back feels like. We know what stuck at about 2 years old feels like. The excitement of seeing our children grow emotionally in accordance with their chronological age is rare indeed.
Let me share my delight last night at sending my 17-year-old son off to his very first rock concert. I will be forever grateful to his friend’s father who said he would be the chaperone if I would foot the bill. I would have bought the tickets, stretch Hummer limo, and a Morton’s steak to get him to do it. When my son came home this afternoon, he was all smiles and full of stories for me. He is finally enjoying teenage things–milestone. Delicious milestone.
Ce Eshelman, LMFT
Hang in there. Milestones do show up.
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