NFPA has gained permission to reprint these "wonders," along with some possible behaviors displayed by a child experiencing feelings associated with each of the issues.
Wonder #1: Loss and Grief
"I wonder why I lose everyone and everything that is important to me. What is the matter with me?"
Behaviors associated with this issue:
- Overreactions to real or perceived losses (death of a pet or grandparent, a friend moving away, school transitions, etc.)
- Difficulty with separations from foster or adoptive parents (school or day care, camp, sleepovers, parents' getaway or business trips, hospitalizations)
- Difficulty emancipating from the foster/adoptive home; attempts to delay emancipation through self-induced failure
Stay tuned tomorrow for Wonder #2...