Three Things Every Kid with RAD Needs
Posted by Casey
Kids with RAD need three things:
True belief that you will not abandon them and will never give up on them
Motivation (external or internal; sometimes related to #3)
Definite realization they want to stay with you
They’re sending me to a new family?! I knew it!!
To anyone parenting a kid with RAD symptoms: ENJOY the quiet ride while it lasts, and just know that the crazy ups and downs are all related to their pain. As they heal, things will get better. Keep in mind that they’ll likely never be “over” the hurt, but they can move past it in many ways.
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Posted on June 16, 2018, in Adoption and tagged adopted, adoption, belief, broken hand, disrupt, disrupting, disruption, emotions, faith, grief, pain, Reactive Attachment Disorder, trauma, trust. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.