Parenting is such a challenging and rewarding lifestyle. We recently took our little guy in for some counseling/testing. He’s been having some problems with his behavior in school. He’s in four year old kindergarten.
My Mrs. went to some classes at her school last month. In one of the classes they were talking about the different ways that boys and girls learn. Now here’s one statistic that may well floor you as it did me. Did you know that more children are suspended/expelled from school in four year old kindergarten than all other grades combined?!
I feel so bad for our little guy. I mean he can’t help that his bio-dad used to beat him with a belt… before he was even two years old! It’s not his fault that both his bio mom/dad are (still) drug abusers. How could he stop his bio mom/dad from beating each other up? He wasn’t even two years old, how was he supposed to get himself out of his crib/playpen to get something to eat? How was he supposed to know if he cried just one more time that his bio-dad would blow up? He couldn’t help but be trained to be terrified when his bio-mom said “wait until your dad gets home.” He couldn’t stop his bio-mom from smoking pot, drinking alcohol and doing other drugs when she was pregnant?!
IT’S NOT HIS FAULT!!!
I (personally) need to get some training on this too. I mean how am I supposed to hold a child accountable for their (mis)behavior if all the “wires” are connected properly? How am I supposed to help him become the person he was created to be?
I may not know how to do these things yet but you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to figure it all out and help our little boy be successful and too even be a blessing to all those he comes into contact with!
Another thing that is abundantly clear to me. I know with all certainty that God has placed this little guy and his sister in our family for a specific reason. He knows that we ALL are lovingly committed to these children and will sacrifice anything we need to too raise them up to be the people they were created to be!