Julia will never leave you wondering what her thoughts, feelings, or opinions are. She’s an intelligent young girl who is deeply, deeply teenage. One minute, she wants to hear all about your thoughts on a topic. The next minute, she is telling you what’s what. The minute after that, she’s gossiping about her friends or the Vampire Diaries. Sometimes she can stun you with a deeply insightful or grown-up thought, and in the next second she is rambling about why you are so boring and it is so unfair that she can’t get on Facebook right now.
She’s a worrier, and sometimes needs lots of reassurances and explanations. She’s also a quiet and deep thinker who takes her time to process. Julia listens to and observes everything, even when pretending she doesn’t. If you tell her something in the morning, and she responds by ignoring you entirely, by that night she’ll repeat it back with a new deep thought attached.
The Right Family for Julia
Julia needs A LOT of attention. She bonds especially quickly with women, and would need a family (especially a mom) who can tolerate intense, focused attention. Julia may express how much she’s beginning to love and trust a family by pushing buttons, and pushing them away. She needs a family that can get behind the behaviors to see the feelings, which Julia isn’t always able to recognize or share.
Her family must be willing to work with service providers, not just for Julia, but also for the parents and the family as a whole. Julia needs boundaries and structure, but also flexibility. She can be very good with younger children, though recognizes she also needs her space from them. She is open to all kinds of families, but would probably do best with a mother. She describes herself as confident, sociable, and passionate, and thinks she gets along best with others who think of themselves that way, too.