I found this quote and posted it on my Pinterest board for foster/adoptive/kinship parents. I think this is an unusual perspective that could be really helpful for kids who have been abused or mistreated over and over.
For my kiddos I've tried "You are polished and ready to move forward."
and "You are polished and they are not needed"
AND.. In truth I think it would be helpful for kids who's hurts are more ordinary too.
8 hours ago