There have been some really good articles recently about children and trauma. If you have a child who has experienced trauma, or knows a friend whose child has, or work with a child from trauma, you should read these.
The Repair of Early Trauma: A "Bottom Up" Approach - This article references Bessel van der Kolk, one of my new favorite brain guys.
3 Reasons Traditional Parenting Doesn't Work with Kids from Trauma - This is another blog whose author is also saying the same things I have been saying for a long time.
Childhood Trauma Leads to Lifelong Chronic Illness - From the Aces too High folks
And finally, for those of you involved in public or private schools...
TBRI Classrooms - There are some great resources linked in this one.
And in a change of subject, to a degree that will induce whiplash, let's visit vegetables for a moment.
Our tally so far:
Avacado - 1
Beans (navy) - 1
Cucumber - 1
Edamame - 1
Escarole - 1
Lettuce (romaine) - 1
Onion - 2
Spinach - 1
Tomato (cherry) - 1
zucchini - 1
Last night we had fish baked in foil packets. It's a French recipe (you're supposed to use parchment paper, but foil is just easier to fold up), and is one of my favorite ways to cook fish (when I have just basic white fish fillets.) You tear off a some foil, lay a couple of fish fillets in the center, add some vegetables of your choice, some herbs, and some olive oil, close it up, and bake it in the oven at 350 until done. We start checking it at around 12 minutes or so.