Sunday, April 05, 2009

Has Christine jumped off a cliff yet?

We are still doing tapping and guided imagery (recorded in my voice) at night with our kid who is struggling the most. I also recorded some love songs that I sang, that my child enjoys. We play those at bedtime. Really cool to think their brain is being fed lots and lots of mommy love for a good eight hours (about how long the mp3 battery lasts).

 Yesterday I pulled up the website for the National Child Abuse Hotline. I let them copy down the number. I taught them how to dial the number. I had them practice using the phone. I looked up the numbers for grandparents. Let them copy them down straight from my searches, emphasizing they are accurate and I have no reason to keep them from these safe people. You could see this made a tremendous impact on my child's fear. Especially considering the recent escalation and pattern from their past adoption.

Today they were able to play with her siblings. Asked to do some schoolwork to make up for the five days they had missed. Spent a good TWO HOURS catching up on work.

There were little corrections and redirections, as always.

Day at a time ... day at a time ...

Hoping the running away does not occur again. However, we absolutely know there will be more nose dives in the next couple of months ... then, of course, the traditional nose dives at birthdays, other holidays and special occasions ...

:)

6 comments:

Stephanie @ Faithful Follower Of Christ said...

It's so great to hear about the progress! Praise the Lord! Through all of the trials, days like this really give us encouragement, don't they? I don't work with or have any RAD kids, but I think the feeling applies to multiple situations.

Domestic Accident said...

I am so happy for you. That sounds just HUGE.

T & T Livesay said...

take every victory mom! praying.

Sara said...

all those little steps lead to big change!! Yay!!!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Christine, I'm so glad that you continue to be able to see small steps for what they are. Sometimes, I think that's my biggest parenting challenge: celebrating the little things.

Hooray for Mar and for your whole family!

Kristen said...

yippee for progress!!