Okay, plain and simple truth:
A person does as well as he can do in the situation. If he isn’t doing better, it is because he can’t do better. When he can do better, he will do better.
The same is true of Mamas also. The difference is that we have a world of resources at our fingertips. We can see a psychologist. We can find a specialist. We can read another book. We can read a couple more blogs. We can ask on message boards. We can join support groups. We can go to another training. We can practice alternative options we hear about.
It isn’t easy being the mom of a hurt child.
Today, on more than one occasion, I told myself, “it’s not about me.” I can have my feelings, thoughts, fears. But I have to rise above them (not deny them!) in order to find ways to do better and better every day with my children, all of them.