“Titties!“, she shrieked as she grabbed my breasts and squeezed.
I was shocked. I was taken aback. I was dumbfounded.
I mean, she grabbed me without provocation.
I wasn’t at a Mardi Gras parade. I wasn’t at a wild drunken concert.
I was in my home.
She was my foster daughter, Blondie. And she was only 2 years old.
As foster parents, we bring children from different backgrounds into our home. Sometimes the environment from where they come is lacking what is referred to as “social norms.” Their normal is not healthy or appropriate.
While a foster child is in our home, it is our responsibility to teach and instill acceptable behavior and social norms that these children may not know. This may be the only time in their lives that they are exposed to “normal.”
What have you had to teach your foster children about appropriate behavior and social norms?
Lying? Stealing? Cussing?