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Change is the most constant thing in YOUR child’s life?
It can be enriching or it can be traumatic for a child.
Losing a dog or animal
Death of a parent or grandparent
Making new friends
Developing into pre-tween and body developing
It can be mentally challenging to go through all these events in YOUR child’s life.
There is never one answer on how to go through traumatic events in one’s life. It is different for each of us but especially difficult for children when their view of life is still limited.
My grandmother died when my sister was 5 years old in 1945 and that death affected my sister her whole life. She was very close to our Grandmother and at that time in her life there was no one to talk to her about how she was feeling and that her Grandmother loved her very much and had gone to heaven and with God. Among other things from a psychological position to other things. Profound change that affected my sister’s whole life. That 1 change affected a whole lifetime.
Life does go on when there are changes in one’s life.
We can make it a moment to reflect and grow and move beyond or:
We can wallow, pitty, and blame others
I have always tried to reflect, grow and move beyond no matter what happens. Some of the changes in one’s life can be not only traumatic but can affect one’s health forever because of the trauma that it can do to a person’s spirit, body and mind.
I look at everything that has happened in my life as different chapters that the total book will be completed when I pass over. My way is for me only. You and YOUR child have to figure out how to handle the most constant thing in life that is CHANGE.
It is always a choice for YOUR child. YOU are there to help them deal with these Changes that are Constant and that they have a Choice on how to handle these traumatic events that come into everyone’s life.
There certainly are different levels of changes in a person’s life; moving and changing schools should be everyday changes and that does not compare to losing a parent or a difficult divorce that can traumatize children for the long term.
Moving through the changes can be like the grief stages we experience after the loss of a loved one. Acceptance is the final stage.
YOUR child is going to watch you, and act upon what they see in your accepting changes in your life. Sometimes in life, the changes can be so profound that it does affect one’s health and mental stability.
YOU are the guiding light to your child. YOU are the beacon when they have to weather a storm. Keep the ship upright for yourself and your family is not always easy but necessary.
When change happens and is not in your best interest do not become the victim and go backward in life. YOU are courageous and strong and that flows to your children to be courageous and strong.
Change in YOUR child’s life?