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When Childhood Shame Lingers

    I felt deep shame. My body shut down. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t react. All I knew was that I needed to get away from him as quickly as possible. I excused myself by saying I needed to go sit in the backyard, but he was concerned and so he came to talk… Continue reading When Childhood Shame Lingers

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My Childhood Created My Inner Voice (And So Did Yours)

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice – Peggy O’Mara Recently, I had a discussion with my parents. It was a minor thing, or it was supposed to be. It's something that many adult children will have to face with their parents: the roles between parent and child shift. They become… Continue reading My Childhood Created My Inner Voice (And So Did Yours)

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How We View Our (Future) Children Matters

My worldview on childcare has shifted quite dramatically over the last 5 years. In no small part due to my professional work with children. Before I started working with children, I had a very conservative understanding of childcare, child development, what it means to be a parent. I wanted 5 children. I couldn't wait to… Continue reading How We View Our (Future) Children Matters