Originally posted on This Time Now:
“I don’t want to be the mom that my mom was. I have to be very present all the time, and very watchful of any patterns I might be repeating.”
“What pattern are you most fearful of repeating?”
“Shutting him down all the time. Not letting him have a voice.”
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I love what this mother said. It’s so important to encourage children to express themselves, create an atmosphere of respect and love for your loved ones, for everyone.