Expectations: Sometimes having expectations of what a day should be like can lead to disappointment. Often our kids with RAD see special days as days they do not deserve. Or if there is too much closeness they fight to push you away. On Valentine's Day tread softly. They love us in the way they were taught long ago. They love us the best they can. The best gift we can give each of our children is too love them as they are. That would be a great Valentine's Day gift. Give it with no thought of what you will get in return, because it might just be too hard for them to even be nice. It's ok. They will heal. Just not today. Happy Valentine's Day!
Oh and PS: The drawing is by Rick at http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/ Thanks Rick.