Anyone who is currently healing from a childhood of trauma and abuse, and who also has children understanding how difficult parenting after trauma can be.
Normalize talk about miscarriage. If 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss why is this still a taboo subject that leaves parents to grieve silently and alone?
I want to make it unequivocally clear that we parents are not at fault for the effects of our trauma, but we are responsible for managing them. Realizations aren’t meant to bring guilt - they are meant to provide guidance.
I'm just wading through the mess of parenting after trauma with a child who struggles with mental injury too.
Parenting after trauma is difficult. It forces us to really unpack our shit so we don't hurt our kids, or ourselves further.
This morning I started writing about somethingother than this.I had an itinerary for the day,and I was right on schedule.Now, how to describe this feeling?What words best fitthat pivotal moment when things changed today.Triggered?Trauma Response?Flight Mode?Any, or all perhaps.My focus is lost,and exhaustion has set in.It happened so quickly I wasn't able to properly brace myself.It... Continue Reading →
Yesterday it happened again. An encounter with my 22 year old son turned into a situation where the subject started as one thing but by the end of his tirade he had thrown all of his anger, his hurt, and his trauma at me. His sudden attack triggered trauma responses in me and set the... Continue Reading →