childhood trauma

Childhood trauma – from a foster parent’s perspective. – Foster Parents Article

I remember the first day I came into contact with the physical manifestation of childhood trauma. My first foster son was three years old at the time and he’d been in our home for just a few weeks. In those weeks, I’d noticed that he couldn’t identify or recall what I considered to be fairly typical three-year-old knowledge. He didn’t seem to know that cows went “moo” and pigs went “oink.” He couldn’t remember that my car was blue or…

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What Is It and How To Help Your Foster Child Be A Kid Again. — – Foster Parents Article

What does Parentified mean? When a child takes on the role and responsibilities of a parent, typically through functional and emotional caregiving, they are experiencing the process of parentification. Being a parentified child goes well beyond completing age appropriate chores or learning to provide comfort to others. Parentfication involves a child sacrificing their own needs of love, guidance, nurturing and attention, to care for their parent(s). Its a role reversal, in which, the child feels obligated to take on the…

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