Monday, December 14, 2009
What Healing Looked Like
When they started to heal their behaviors escalated. It scared them to death to know they were beginning to have feelings for this mom. It made them feel vulnerable and they fought it with all they had.They are past that stage. If your child is escalating in behaviors and you are either doing therapuetic parenting or in attachment therapy, don't lose hope. That was the darkest time for me. There is light. It gets better.
We have times of escalation now. This morning was one of those. But we had a wonderful day yesterday. We had some great conversations. Taz and Teddy both were endearing and loving toward me several times. Those moments give great hope and see me through the dark ones. They also can be triggers to bring out the fear the next day. But when they are first healing...you don't get those sweet times. They will come. Never, never, never quit.