There is a silent tragedy that is unfolding today in our homes, and concerns our most precious jewels: our children. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! In the last 15 years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now reaching epidemic proportions:
Right around the ripe old age of 13, my son concluded that I wasn’t very bright. It took me a while to notice this because he never actually said it. Something was telling in the tone of his long drawn out sighs and the tenor of his voice when he said, “Muuuuuuuum!”
Before I became a mother I never thought I would be a mother. Of course, when I got pregnant, I had an idea of how I would parent. I was going to be my little girl's best friend. But there is a giant list of things I would never thought I would do as a mother starting with this
Finding out you're pregnant is such a whirlwind of hormone and emotion. A million thoughts of a potential future immediately flooded my mind. What will my baby look like? What kind of toddler will they be? What kind of mother will I be? I spent every day of my pregnancy wondering what our futures would hold. For every "I wonder", there came plenty of "I will never" as well, but let me tell you, unless you've lived through motherhood, you should truly never say never.
Let me tell you a little secret: When I was given this assignment title I did cringe a little. As a new mum, I really wanted help and advice when I asked for it, but I was inundated with unsolicited advice and opinions from EVERYONE and anyone that had a kid.