Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Sharing with kids
So I need all of you experienced at saying goodbye to give me some advice! How/when did you share the information with your other kiddos??? We are pretty certain that Baby will be leaving, and want to prepare them, but I feel like now is not the time to tell them (2 months is a long time to a child). Children feel stress so much and one of my children in particular does not do well at all with change. He easily gets dysregulated and is a very anxious person. Unfortunately he is also the child with deepest bond to Baby! He is the one who has said time and time again.."I hope we get to adopt Baby" Now my kids "get" that with foster care sometimes you have to say goodbye...they know it's a possibility, but they haven't had to do it yet and neither have we. So....all you seasoned foster parents...how did you prepare your kids??? Especially those with anxiety issues??