Email A tragic accident at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas left one woman dead, after she fell from the Texas Giant, billed as the tallest steel hybrid roller coaster in the world. Rosy Esparza, 61 who fell from the ride shortly after it started, reportedly had complained to the attendant that she did not believe her safety restraint was locked properly in place. With no federal agency regulating safety on amusement park rides, Six Flags Over Texas will essentially investigate itself.
We were not imagining the frustration.
It took nearly four years to come to terms with the fact that living in a family with children who have experienced early childhood trauma s can be an isolating, lonely, and oddly enough traumatizing endeavor, with very unique and difficult challenges.
Our children can look physically healthy and happy, and yet their physiology has been altered by one or more traumatizing events in their lives.
Their biology is different. Their brains are physically different. How our children respond to day-to-day stressors is often outside the norm. Our children can and do achieve in school and in other environments. Yet, sometimes they cannot. They can be behaving in socially acceptable ways one moment, and become dysregulated the next.
Confused about how to advise teachers, coaches and other caregivers?
Parental instinct and daily realities constantly tell us something is not quite right, but so few resources are able to help us correctly identify what is going on AND what to do about it.
Trauma mamas and papas often find support, comfort and professional resources in private online groups or through private conversations with others living this reality. Line up the therapists and begin counseling immediately. For your kids, for your family, for your marriage.
We are simply too tired, to be quite honest, to do more than what is essential each day and yet we desperately need more professionals who understand trauma to be vocal advocates for trauma informed awareness and education. Because traditional parenting methods do not work on children who have experienced trauma, because consequences have no lasting impact, because reward and punishments systems do not encourage positive behavior, because our kids often lack cause and effect thinking in the moment and because there is so little understanding in society as a whole about how trauma operates, if often feels like our family is David facing Goliath, with the whole world stacked against future healing and wholeness, through no fault of our child.
Personally, I get it wrong more than I get it right. Again, we need advocates! We need the training and education to leave academia and enter our educational systems, pediatric offices and our parenting models.
Maybe you, like I, have learned this the hard way? Maybe you, like I, lived in denial for a long time? Maybe you thought you could soldier through or shake it off?
Maybe you tried to convince yourself you were imagining things? It can become increasingly difficult to maintain compassion and the desire to nurture, while simultaneously feeling guilty about this.
We may shut down and withdraw or be on edge a lot of the time. There can be hopelessness, anxiety, and seemingly unending frustration.The Great Escape has food for every taste and there are eateries conveniently located throughout the park. You will find everything from hamburgers and fries to chicken or pizza, salads, and delicious treats such as funnel cakes and ice cream.
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