Thank you for saying what I’ve thought but haven’t had the courage to speak up about. Very powerful article.

I wanted to stand up and yell “Amen!” particularly to your observation that your child’s happiness is his to discover, not yours to create. I wish I had heard this when I first became a mom. I tortured myself for years with guilt, until I couldn’t take it and let it go. This is not a common message in our culture though.

Excellent piece!!

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Psychologist/Author. Quora & Medium Top Writer. Mom of three, Autistic woman, Relationship expert kerry@kerrymcavoyphd.com

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