Category: Parenting

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Mourning

Why is it so hard to mourn or allow someone else to mourn?  Do we even know what mourning means?  Most of us are familiar with the dictionary definition of the verb TO MOURN that is “to show the conventional or usual signs of sorrow over a person’s death,” but there is also another definition “to [...]

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Choosing To Love Over Choosing To Control

I come from a generation in which spanking was and may still be normal. I understand that as a strategy that worked in the past. That’s what people knew. That’s was the way things were done. I was raised by my mother in Ecuador until I was 15 years old before I migrated to the [...]

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I Am Not Full of Shit After All… Part II

I guess letting go of the childhood training is not as easy as one might have wished. I still have some trouble setting boundaries and expressing my feelings, since it is difficult for me to speak up when I am feeling vulnerable. I do try to avoid conflict, but this time it is not because [...]

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