When we think of power we often think of someone who is physically very strong. Or maybe we think of someone with strong political power. Maybe it means someone with a lot of money. In our homes there are different kinds of power. Our children with RAD fear they have no power, no control over their lives. How do we as adults feel when our lives feel out of control? It is easy at times to resort to authoritarian methods of parenting. We fear losing control of our own homes. Maybe we think that happened the day our child moved in.
There is great power in gentleness. Human touch used appropriately can change lives. It goes right to the soul.
When you feel yourself feeling overwhelmed, out of control and think you are weak: Remember to be gentle, to touch, to comfort. They may initially reject it but keep going. It is powerful.
"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45