Princess Diana Rest In Peace Losing a mother is heart-breaking but family support helps kids survive their loss

With all the brouhaha going on about the 20th death anniversary of Princess Diana, I can’t but help feel a wee bit nostalgic about my own mom’s death. Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry have been all over the media reminiscing how theirs was a mum in a million…

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Damaged By A Narcissistic Evil Woman How my aunt’s narcissism damaged and literally broke me, physically, emotionally and spiritually

Dying must have been difficult for my mother, the pain of cancer must have been less than the pain of leaving behind two young kids. As a mother my constant thoughts are what will my son do if I am not around.  My mother tried to protect us, her kids…

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Hurtful Words Are Deeply Wounding Belittling Words Destroys A Child’s Self-Perceptions, Leading To Mental Health Issues

Words have the power to create a beautiful universe for our kids or totally destroy their perceptions of themselves and their world. I remember as a 11 year old being so hurt when my father berated me saying that I could never do anything right. Still struggling to come to…

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Parental Violence Distorts A Child’s View of God When kids are ill-treated, abused by their parents/primary caregivers their view of God gets distorted

Children come into this world pure, full of innocence,  believing  the world is a safe place, a happy place. Unfortunately, their parents carry the baggage of their past, “how their parents treated them.” Sadly majority of parents had inadequate caring while they were kids and end up repeating history and…

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Being Hated by Your Parent Growing up being hated by a parent/s is the most soul destroying legacy

I did not know what hate was when my mother was alive all I knew was love. Then she died and suddenly I was in Hate Land where I was mistreated and became the receptacle for the poisonous feelings of my father in particular. The sudden change in my life was…

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Parents Don’t Respect Their Kids’ Feelings But Expect Their Kids to Care For Them Parents complain that their kids don’t care about them but did they actually care about their kids when they were young

Many parents totally disregard their children’s feelings when they are young and then magically expect them to feel positive emotions when they are adults. All I remember of my childhood after my mother died was a father who never let me relax. Constantly, I had to be on call and…

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The Blessing of a Good Enough Mother Despite losing my mother while still a child, the memory of her love sustained me through difficult times

I consider myself lucky to have had a mother who really loved me. She was not perfect, she had her shortcomings like every human being but never once did I seriously doubt that we her kids were not an important part of her life.  For me having a good enough…

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Surrogate Mothers & Gay Fathers Can gay fathers bring up mentally healthy kids who are securely attached?

Everybody these days is having a child or wants to have a child. Nothing wrong, it is a primal need to want to reproduce, the desire to have one’s own genetic copy becomes intense as we get older. Some like Bollywood director Karan Johar wanted a child as his old-age…

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Rocking the Cradle – When Women Work What happens to kids when mothers go to work. It is tough on them to have to be at the mercy of people who don’t really care. Not to mention what it does to their delicate psyches and mental health.

Rock-a-by baby On the tree top, When the wind blows The cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, The cradle will fall, And down will fall baby Cradle and all. I was in nursery when I learnt the above nursery rhyme. Like most kids I had a very vivid imagination,…

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My Mother’s Legacy Despite knowing she was dying, she continued doing the things she enjoyed

Today is Mother’s Day and I am trying not to feel sad. But inevitably the memories of what I missed when my mother died  makes me want to cry.  Cancer took my mother when I was quite young.   At 11, I still needed her.  Life for me changed dramatically,  it…

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