I’m very excited to share my article published this morning with A Fine Parent, parenting blog, focusing on becoming better versions of ourselves as parents. I’ve loved working with them and being a part of their mission.
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WONDER WOMAN IN TRAINING
High school senior, Kate, is on her own for the first time in her life with no one to take care of but herself. Even across several hundred miles, her family crushes her independence and reminds her just how connected she is to a life she wishes she could change.
Just listen. Don’t fix this twisting fire in my chest. These broken shards at my feet. My astonishment and shock at the actual physical pain.
Just watch. Me weep. This hollowed chamber. My empty shell with soundless wails. Torrential and endless.
Just sit. Your hand on my heart and hear me.
Out of Control
He won’t listen, he won’t clean, he won’t speak, he won’t do anything.
He thinks he should be able to do everything for nothing.
He blames. Points his finger.
Works to teach a lesson,
He can’t know or even understand.
He’s a kid.
He breaks my heart, my belongings, my hopes, my plans.
Nothing I do works.
Therapy. We’re on year five.
Anger Management, books, therapists, O.T.s, PhDs, psychologists.
Schedules, plans, charts, tests, pets.
Change is nowhere.
My heart is broken. I have no hope.