The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

News and views from the staff of FamilyEducation.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

You do what you can to encourage relationships, you always have. If L is so content in this type of setting, I guess you can be happy knowing that it is a good fit for him. He has a good bond with his family relationships. Maybe that is enough for him for now. My hope is that maybe when he gains some trust in his setting, he'll feel brave enough to reach out to a peer in a social way. Until then, what a great feeling - knowing that he's feeling content. I love that word.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love the word "content" too because L. is so rarely content. He's always a kid in motion, always a kid working out some anxiety, or problem, and it's so nice to see him just at peace on this level.