Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Feeling sorry for my son’s teacher, led me to volunteer to be a class helper.


Two conversations with my youngest son’s teacher this week, showed she is a bit stressed and I felt sorry for her.

I had asked her if she had a good Easter Holidays and she replied defensively that she was working each day here at the school. Then my son asked her yesterday why his name hadn’t been moved on a chart, and she replied even more defensively that she does not have the time and if she had more parent helpers, she would have more time.

I got the feeling she is stressed and felt sorry for her as she is a lovely teacher and who knows whether she has any other issues going on in her life too.

So, today I asked her if she would like me to help out one day a week, and explained I used to provide child care so I am used to being with children. She was so thankful and relieved and immediately went and checked when she doesn’t have learning support.

So now I am volunteering on Thursdays between 2pm- 3pm to help the class with reading and sight words.

I’m hoping this will go okay, because noise and my own children can be hard some days. But, I can only see how it goes.

With volunteering Wednesdays and Thursday morning for the food bank, and now helping out at the school……

I think Fridays are going to be lie down, rest and do absolutely nothing days!

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

2 thoughts on “Feeling sorry for my son’s teacher, led me to volunteer to be a class helper.

  1. That was very kind of you to offer to help. It’s too bad that teachers are so often overwhelmed by their work.