Thursday Sep 21, 2023

90 – When Your Day Is Crumbling? How to Navigate Adoption Trauma Responses with David Dodd

We’ve got to learn to depend on each other. Find those anchors of encouragement that you can turn to when your day is crumbling and you begin to question, is it really me? Or is what they’re saying really true? And how do I do it? We can turn to each other and gain encouragement there. 

Hi Neighbor,

When your day is crumbling, how can adoptive parents effectively navigate trauma-related responses and let them roll off of them like water off a duck's back?

I'd like to explore two aspects of this question:

First, how to handle negative responses from people outside your family regarding your child or your parenting.

And second, when your child’s trauma responses manifest as negative behavior or when they aim hurtful comments at you.

These kinds of responses are discouraging. I know!

In this episode, we’ll look at the first aspect. Joining me to discuss this, is my friend, brother, and anchor of encouragement, David Dodd.

David and I have had hours of conversations like the one you’re about to hear. There have been times when my day was crumbling and David was there as my anchor of encouragement to pick me up.

Here are the scriptures David referenced in this episode:
1 Peter 4:12
Matthew 5:12
John 15:20
2 Corinthians 4:8
Psalm 116
2 Peter 1:3
Psalm 37

Daily Doable: Pick one of these verses and sit with the text. Write it down in your journal. I know from my own personal experience, that this practice of meditating and journaling will give you peace beyond comprehension. And it will encourage you on those difficult days.

Hope and healing are on the way.

Your Neighbor,
Tim

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