I’d just like to take a moment to thank the staff in school for all the extra effort that was put in to supporting my children with the transition to the new classes in September.
The time that was taken helping them to feel familiar in what will be their new surroundings for the next year.
The thoughtfulness in helping to build relationships with new teachers that they will need to try and trust in order to learn.
The empathy for the trauma they have endured in their short little lives and the emotional scars they still live with every day.
The understanding of why trust is so important for them, yet so difficult for them to give.
The openness needed to read the literature I gave you about attachment and trauma and how to support this in school, and not rolling your eyes and being so quick to label me as a neurotic parent.
And finally, thank you, for listening to me when I pointed out all of the above and explained the catastrophic impact NOT supporting the girls would have on our summer and their emotional well-being.
Oh wait, you didn’t, and that’s why this morning big girl has screamed and shouted and hurt herself before collapsing into a pathetic exhausted heap, screaming out her fears of the unknown for September, the ‘different’ classroom that she’s terrified of and the new teacher that she’s worried about, truly, we couldn’t have achieved this without you, so from the bottom of my heart, Thank you!