If you love NBC’s This is Us, you’ll love this tear-jerking letter a mom of an adopted son wrote to his birth mom on her birthday. Art imitates life.
Do you have a single daughter, friend, or loved one? This post is everything she wants you to know, but will likely not tell you.
I spent years oscillating between stressing that I wasn’t doing enough to train my children and obsessing over not having enjoyed them sufficiently. I’ve thought about how much I would have loved to hear words from a mom who remembered what it felt like, but had gotten far enough down the path to assure me it would get better.
Are you the parent of a strong-willed child? Maybe you WERE a strong-willed child. … Or both. … Yep, that would be me. Strong-willed child. Strong-willed parent. Survivor of a strong-willed offspring. ~ I can offer you hope on BOTH fronts!
As parents, we’ve been teaching them how to walk away from us since we taught them to take their first steps. It’s what we planned for. I just didn’t realize it would hurt so much.
Are you in the “launching” season of parenting? That time when your teen begins to pull away and prepares to “do it myself.” Wherever you are in the countdown, remember that if you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop the story.