When Babies Feel Abandoned

I am going to tell you a story about a 2-year-old who felt abandoned and how it actually affected her whole life. Our greatest need in life is to feel safe!

This little girl was born in a war zone with all the stresses and anxieties that caused, but when she was two, her mother was put in hospital in a nearby town for six weeks because she may have had problems with a complicated birth during an air raid when there was no help.

This was all very sensible except that the two-year-old felt abandoned. She was very unhappy where she was staying so she was moved and stayed with her aunt and uncle. In the first place she stayed she was expected to walk quite a lot but her legs hurt and she couldn’t walk.

Then when she came home, she found Mum busy with a new baby.

I am going to tell you a story about a 2-year-old who felt abandoned and how it actually affected her whole life. Our greatest need in life is to feel safe!

This little girl was born in a war zone with all the stresses and anxieties that caused, but when she was two, her mother was put in hospital in a nearby town for six weeks because she may have had problems with a complicated birth during an air raid when there was no help.

This was all very sensible except that the two-year-old felt abandoned. She was very unhappy where she was staying so she was moved and stayed with her aunt and uncle. In the first place she stayed she was expected to walk quite a lot but her legs hurt and she couldn’t walk.

Then when she came home, she found Mum busy with a new baby.

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