I'm having a lazy, absolutely delicious Saturday. I've done a couple of craft projects I wanted done and am going to go work out after this. I asked Fish if he'd like to have a friend sleep over last night and we enjoyed him and his friend this morning. GREAT KID. Anyway, I thought this would be a great day to post since on Monday I start back in with homework and am more hurried.
In Career Development Class which is basically career counseling we talked about having a board of directors. In my life I have a board of directors. These are the people I go to when I need advice or help. This can include parenting, spiritual, financial, clothing, emotional dumping, automotive repair or education. They need to be people you trust, people who tell you like it is and not people who tell you what you want to hear. Looking at the above photo if you were to name your board of directors who would they be? You might even want to write them down on a piece of paper. It could include parents, friends, pastors, teachers, therapists, mechanics or any number of people. After you make your list next to their name write the position they hold for example for me behind Jean I would write Grad school as she is my advisor. Behind Chris (hubby) I would write several things; finances, listening, logical opinions. I think this is an important exercise for a couple of reasons. First, it may help you to realize you have more support in your life than you realized. Second, it may help you realize you need to add to your board of directors as it is not enough support. Think of people in your life you may need to take and chance and open up too. This what I had to do along the way. My board of directors was quite small because I was a very private person and am not good at asking for help. I had to work on both of those things and pick a couple of people to be more open with. Having a strong support system is essential when raising kids with RAD. Check out your Board of Directors and be thankful for them. If your Board is quite small please consider adding to it and expanding your support. You will feel much stronger if you do. It is also important if you have been in attachment therapy for awhile to think about what you will do when therapy is over. It is easy to become very reliant on your therapist for parenting advice. In order to make that break eventually you will need a Board of Directors backing you up! Have a healing weekend!