This is an excerpt from a piece that I wrote for the Huffington Post, which is part of the Global Mom Relay. All you have to do is share it and $5 will go to women and girls around the world. To read and share go to the full post on Huffington Post.
For so many of us, parenthood is as much about raising a child as it is about “reparenting” ourselves in the process. I know a lot of moms who vacillate between empathy for their parents and sadness about the emotional or material deficiencies of their own childhoods once they become parents themselves. Sometimes, as we measure the exquisite care taken to every detail of our children’s lives against the absenteeism, neglect, narcissism, lack of psychological awareness, or fill-in-the-blank human error of our own parents, we become those children again ourselves — precisely at the moment when we need to be most adult. Or so we think. To read more