So many feelings, experiences and challenges are integral to the whole experience of being a parent. We have to learn everything from scratch. Sometimes it helps to write about your feelings, to help us work through the minefield of our own family experiences and what we want to pass on to our kids. Sometimes it just helps to have some time out for self-expression.
At Parenting Express we value honesty; this is not the place for the sappy, trite versions of ‘family life’ that surround us. We want to share what it really feels like, on good days and bad.
Your words are welcome! Read what others have to say, then go for it and submit.
“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”*
As our children grow and become more independent, we might become a wee bit complacent about their existence, lost in the daily grind and focusing on the world outside the home. But it doesn’t take much to realise how shockingly fragile human life is, and how quickly childhood will be over, though the connections and feelings that bind us will remain for eternity.
* Tony Morrison (American novelist, editor, and professor)