A New Train of Thought

1Faithmorgan By 1Faithmorgan, 14th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3s-1rgi-/
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How does the child deal with entering a new household and how do you adjust your lives to accommodate that child?

Child in Need

When a young child enters your household it is chaos from the word go especially when children have never been a part of your lives. You can be sitting folding the ironing with not a care in the world and suddenly you are inundated with a stream of a child's consciousness. Sometimes it is "babble" sometimes it is emotional and sometimes the child is just reaching out looking for a hug.

Every minute you used to have to "just do this now or nip here or there" are gone. you have to re-structure your daily routine and you have to try and re-structure some of the child's daily routine too. This can be trying for both parties as each is used to their own routine or in some cases the child may not have had a routine initially.

Lastly

Make the child feel like they are home. In some cases children have been passed around many family members so give them a place of their own. A place they can escape to if they need to. A spare room is ideal for a new child to the household however this is not always possible so find somewhere that the child can make his own (their own desk might help).

Smile even when its hard and protect the child from becoming an adult too fast. Children are resilient but they are fragile too so don’t let them overhear conversations they won’t benefit from.

Spend time with them daily and build a relationship up with them. Give them the home they deserve and the opportunity to become their own little characters.

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Commitment, Confused, Confusion, Direction, Responsibilities, Responsibility, Responsible, Responsible Behavior

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author avatar Buzz
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice article come back, Faith. Welcome back! Where have you been?

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Very good article ,a very difficult time of stress and adjustment, well done.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Wonderfful advice here. Great post, 1Faithmorgan. Thank you.

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author avatar Mikey.
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Well done faith good read.Children can be difficult a lot of the time even your own.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
14th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you all :) I am around buzz, just real busy these days :) I will try and get here more often though :)

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author avatar Songbird B
16th Mar 2012 (#)

A well written and thought out article Faith, and it is great to see you here with us again..

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Faith, this article touches my heart very deeply. Been there done that with my nephew. Long story wont bore ya. Great advice for all those taking in a child. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar vpaulose
21st Mar 2012 (#)

Dear Faith, thanks for the nice write.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
21st Mar 2012 (#)

I have ready your story denise and truly do understand how hard it can be.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
29th Mar 2012 (#)

Faith: The child you took into your home is so fortunate to have you. I am verging on the same situation but this will be a grown young man with older teenage friends. Help !!!!!! Maybe the situation might change as he has bred in Angleterre. Sorry to put it like that but I am between a rock and a hard place, sometimes feeling overwhelmed at the thought even. You wrote so well about this.
Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
1st Apr 2012 (#)

I sometimes feel overwhelmed too but I look at the gift the lord put on this earth and see that she has the potential to change someones life one day and i try my best to help her be the little lady I know she can grow up to be :) Not a great explanation but it's what keeps me sane right now :)

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author avatar Val Mills
27th Apr 2012 (#)

Children are so precious. We all need to do our best. You have expressed this well here.

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