How do you get a kid with trust issues to trust again?

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Casey - posted on 09/13/2011

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I'm gauging from this that Mum is unstable in some way? Why does she not have joint custody?

On the trust issue, reassurance is the key. I can see you when you are playing, how about you play in the backyard instead? How old is the child? getting him to draw pictures of how he is feeling could help you to understand. Counselling is the best option I would say, seems like a traumatic time for the wee one and professionals will be able to work with you and your support network as well.

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Rachel - posted on 09/26/2011

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we have full costody because his mom has narssasisic personality disorder with overlaping OCD and borderline personality. He see's her for just a few hrs everyweekend.
He is 10 years old and has been in counsling for a little over a year. He's developmentally stunted from the time he was taken off with 3 years ago so i think coloroing how he feels is a great idea! thank you so much. I so sit with him in the back yard while he plays and we have such a nice cul de sac out front i'm trying to get him to go out there and ride his scooter and what not...baby steps i guess. Thank you so much for the suggestions!!!

Rachel - posted on 09/13/2011

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his mom kidnapped him and took him away from the people he loves for almost a year and he had terrible exsperiences there. His mom and dad were getting a divorce and she left the state with him. how do i get him to trust again. he has trust issues with everyone because she broke his trust so bad. he's even afraid to play in the front yard or sit by a door in his classrooms at school for fear she will drop by and swipe him up again

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