All humans start life as helpless children, and not all grow up to be independent adults. Stepping into adulthood requires embracing risk. Continue reading Have you grown into independence?
It’s very simple advice, and most parents go the other way. Raising kids has a million rules, but there is only one to follow to assure a loving upbringing. Continue reading Raising kids? Avoid this ONE THING
I was watching a mother-daughter duo on the tube today, how carefully the mum would adjust her daughter’s woollen hat, and started welling up with tears. She was clutching her little one’s hand tightly even sat down, as if she … Continue reading I’m so terrified of being a bad mother, I’d rather not be a mum at all sometimes
Show me someone not terrified of becoming their parents. The only way most people learn to cope with their childhoods is to vilify their parents, in a childlike ‘I-wasn’t-given-what-I-am-owed’ kind of way. Reparenting yourself often becomes a race against time … Continue reading We Are Both: Parenting and Apocalypse Now
I am part of a generation that feels abandoned. Picture a child, left alone all day with other children, and then left alone all alone. Resenting the parents it was gifted, because they were no parents at all.And thus was … Continue reading On craving and rejecting intimacy