I feel like it’s so important to keep a child’s life simple. They shouldn’t have ANY of the stresses that adults have. There should be no question about who is in charge, and who is going to take care of who.
For a child who is adopted, especially at an older age, a child who has experienced great stress and trauma, it is even more important. It is important that they are protected even more. For someone who has experienced significant trauma and loss, there is already a very low tolerance for stress. Any amount of stress for these little ones can be so hard to recover from.
The holidays are upon us…this is my favorite time of the year, and we have lots of fun things planned, and we are looking forward to celebrating with our little girl.
Holidays are also stressful.
Holidays can be stressful for a little one who’s completely healthy. Add past trauma to the mix, and without careful planning and consideration, it can be a recipe for disaster.
I love this little one so much, and her health and happiness are so very important to me. We will be buckling down to keep her world as small as we can, and having lots of family and cuddle time. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated!