Dealing with and Helping a Child that's Been Abused

Amandaphd_csi - posted on 06/19/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Without getting too detailed, my step-son was just removed from his mom's care. He was abused in many many many different horrific ways and his behavior is very unpredictable. He is already in a lot of therapy, but when it comes to everyday things, it's getting difficult. After he came to his dad and I about his abuse and we started taking action his behavior and memory etc.. have changed A LOT. I went through similar (not at all the same, but similar) to what he went through, but I NEVER back peddled in development this bad. He went from never ever wetting himself, to peeing in stores and in bed. He went from having a routine and a schedule down-pat for bed and things, to not remembering any of it. He has started lying about even some of the littlest things. He does things he knows not to do, then hides it. Then, when confronted he flat out lies to our faces. He cries ALL THE TIME and about EVERYTHING. We love him with all our hearts but it's getting exhausting. Anyone know any advice that may help him???

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Amy - posted on 06/20/2013

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First my prayers go out to you and your family. We have been through a simalir ssituation. I know how hard and heart breaking this can be. We were in church (he don't go with mom) so we told him that God was not happy when we lie. And when I knew he was lying I would ask him if it was the truth God knew. Your step son needs lots of love and understanding witch I'm sure your giving him.things need to be very consistent to show security. I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you guidance.

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