Is It Group Time?

As a Sistercare children’s counselor, I love coming into the shelter and hearing young voices excitedly asking me, “Is it group time? Is it group time?” One of my most poignant moments was during group as we were reading a book about children who lived with daddies who were mean to their mommies and a new 5 year old boy all of a sudden jumped up and said loudly, “How come ya’ll know all this about my family?” I explained that all of the children in group came from families like this. He said quietly, asking for a hug, sounding relieved, “Oh, I thought it was just my family.”

 

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