One of the classes I am taking this term is Grief & Bereavement Counseling. It is going to be very helpful in working with children. RAD develops, in part, due to being stuck in deep grief. Obviously it is more complex than that but it is a big part of it. The video we watched last night was about people who had terminal illness and were nearing the end of their lives. Each saw the experience in a different way and approached it in a different way. One lady said she felt she had fallen into a long long winter emotionally. The way she was surviving was by finding her Invincible Summer within. It helped her see her time left in a different way. We, as parents, need to look within and find our Invincible Summer. The part of us that can relax, enjoy the summer weather, the fire works, the homemade ice cream, pause to read a book Have a great 4th of July.
When things are bad, look within for your Invincible Summer.