What Nobody Tells You About Parenting A Child With A History Of Extreme Trauma

What Nobody Tells You About Parenting A Child With A History Of Extreme Trauma

We adopted both of our children from overseas, and the unfortunate reality is that every adoption story begins with the trauma of abandonment. In addition, my son spent the first 28 months of his life experiencing extreme neglect, malnutrition and abuse in his orphanage. We suspect that he was kept alone in his crib for hours at a time, as he had virtually no rudimentary language skills, he recoiled from human touch and eye contact, and he lacked muscle tone to keep his body from toppling over in a seated position. We also saw that any swift movement toward him...

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