Joshua

Regaining confidence after an attack

From Carol-Beth's journal, when Joshua was 10... A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days with some dear friends of ours. We love to spend time with them and their kids and our kids get along so well that we won't hear from any of them for hours. The very first night we… Continue reading Regaining confidence after an attack

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

The Not Destroyed Family

How to be a better parent

When I was a very small child, I began to study the mothers and children around me.  Why did some children seem happier than others?  Why did some moms yell and hit, while others never seemed to get angry no matter what their children did to them?  Was it the child’s fault, I wondered?  … Continue reading How to be a better parent