Posted by: eacadoption | 06/14/2011

DEB’s Tips

*Now that summer is here and the weather is nice, just a few tips for those of you that just came home.  Remember, you should still be in the lockdown phase for the first two months.  I know that it sounds tempting to take your child(ren) to the local pool or park.  It’s okay if you do things in your backyard.  Remember that most of the children only know the confines of the 4 walls of the orphanage.  Give them the time that they need to assimilate.  Don’t assume that they’ll move into your home and adjust just like that, it doesn’t work that way.

*Some children may be very sensitive to sand, water, and sun.  Remember, this is all new to them.  If you notice that they become fussy, oftentimes, this may be why.

*Be mindful of your child(ren) even in a wading pool; it only takes 2 inches to drown.  We hear horror stories like this in the news, in cities across the country, every summer.  Be safe, not sorry.  Other health and safety reminders include:  Lather up with that sunscreen throughout the day &  spray for those pesky mosquitoes.

*For those of you that have been home for sometime, don’t overload your child(ren) with too many organized activities.  It’s very over-stimulating for most.  They need time to be children.

Have a Happy & Healthy Summer,

Deb Levindofske, LSW
HELP DESK Coordinator

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