I love working with parents and kids in my private practice. I find it very rewarding to help, even in a small way, in the relationship between a parent and child. Often, my first inclination is to feel very protective of kids. However, I also feel protective of parents. I am a parent. I have very kind, loving 28 year old boy/girl twins. I was not perfect when they were growing up – far from it. I love them dearly, like most parents, and there are times I wish I could bring them up all over again – knowing what I know now.
We are human, and as humans we make mistakes. As humans, we all have our light and our darkness. The darkness comes from places that are still unhealed or unconscious within us. We are all doing the best we can, given the finished and unfinished places within us, and given the amount of supports available to each of us.
From time to time I will be offering articles on parenting. I hope with all my heart that any parent reading them will use them to learn, and to help their relationship with their child or children, rather than to feel bad about not being perfect. I believe that having more compassion for our children, or for anyone else, begins with having more compassion for ourselves, and that the best way to help our children is by doing our own inner work.