Sunday, May 02, 2010

A Great Big Step Forward

Traumatized and RAD kids seldom if ever do anything nice for someone else. It just isn't within their abilities. Especially something spontaneous and without prompting.

When Little S came to us his history was that he rarely played with other children, preferred to be alone most of the time, and tended to lash out at others. We have been working hard on these things and he now plays well with others most of the time. He seeks out playmates. He likes to be with his brothers.

But that isn't the big major step he took this week. He got a trip to the treasure box at school as a reward for good behavior all week. Instead of picking a toy for himself, he chose a princess doll to give to his friend Mina because he knew she loves anything princess. No one gave him the idea, no one prompted him to think of someone else, he just did it from his own heart. I couldn't praise him enough. That is amazing behavior for any 4 year old, but absolutely outstanding for a kid like him. I am so freakin PROUD of my little boy!!!!!!

4 comments:

Diana said...

That is indeed very awesome! Way to go Lil' S...and way to go Mom for teaching him how!

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Nooooo, for real? That is so awesome!!!! What a wonderful little boy!

Kim said...

My non-RAD four year old wouldn't think about doing that!! Yeah!!!

ManyBlessings said...

Go LittleS!!! SO proud of you and continuing to pray for your complete healing!!! :)