Noah

How to help your child process sexual abuse

Noah is the sweetest child in the world.  He's like an angel for a visit amongst the rest of us. He's easily distracted and can get lost in a large house, so it's not that he's perfect. He's just sweet. When he was 8, though, he was angry. "I have to do what? Brush my… Continue reading How to help your child process sexual abuse

Joshua, Noah

How to support a child who has experienced trauma

Your child may have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or he may have some symptoms but never receive an official diagnosis, like Joshua.  My simple mom-mind finds it easiest to think of it in very basic terms.  My prayer for Joshua was to be able to no longer relive what had happened to him.  I’m thankful… Continue reading How to support a child who has experienced trauma

Mom

The anger that comes when innocence is taken

Sometimes when you are hurting, it seems everyone else is farther along. Everyone else has it figured out. The Scott family is doing well now, but here's a glimpse of Carol-Beth's thoughts shortly after the attacks. Know that you are not alone...  The thing is, it never stops hurting. When I see people taking risks… Continue reading The anger that comes when innocence is taken

The Not Destroyed Family

How to get your child to name the sexual abuser

It's human nature to want your child to name his or her abuser right away, but many won't be ready. It’s important to realize from the very beginning that you will never feel confident of your child’s truth if you feed her any information.  Also, your word will not hold up in a court of… Continue reading How to get your child to name the sexual abuser

Noah, The Not Destroyed Family

Noah Scott, the Not Destroyed brother

Just typing the word “Noah” makes me smile.   Noah is an extraordinarily gifted and intelligent introvert. He intuitively understands both language and STEM subjects rapidly, has developed an ability to listen and respond to others with kindness and consistency and seems to be able to pick up any book, listen to any lecture or… Continue reading Noah Scott, the Not Destroyed brother