Session 5: Understanding and Parenting the New Child in Your HomeWe did a trust exercise where we wrote out a secret we hadn't told anyone, placed it in an envelope and handed it to someone else. How did we feel? What kind of thoughts did we have? I said that I had given a "tester" secret and it was said that children often do this as well. It's a test to see how you react and to see if you can be trusted in a bigger secret later.
We wrote down things that you do or do differently when you have to deal with someone you don't trust.
Some we came up with were: watch the more or supervise, limit info and emotions, assume the worst, and remain in control.