Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Emotion

Yesterday when we were driving home from our day, Brandon opened up his heart to me for the first time.  He expressed in his broken, yet improving, English that he was nervous about school starting on Tuesday.  He said that he still does not understand a lot of what people are saying to him and thinks he will do poorly in school.  This was groundbreaking to me that he talked this way about a concern on his heart!!  Up until that moment he had only shown two emotions—happy and annoyed (such as with his sisters or losing a Nintendo game).  To me, this is a great sign that he trusts us more to open up with his feelings.  And perhaps this means he is now willing to try hard with his schooling???  All summer he has seemed unmotivated with learning.  Only time will tell.  Please pray for him.

For those of you who have adopted or those who have had children who struggled in school, I need your help.  How do I assure him that everything is going to be alright, but not encouraging his previous unmotivated behavior?   

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