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A Gift of Healing

Something that I hadn’t really considered until just recently was what gentle parenting has given to me. Especially the gentle parenting of my autistic daughter. I’ve spent much of my life feeling broken and awkward. Like I don’t fit, or I fit wrong. Like I’m missing one or more essential bits of information that would just make everything clearer to me. I’ve repressed feelings, complied, tried to change, experienced severe depression several times, severe post natal depression several times, self harmed a lot and been suicidal. I’ve felt cracked and fragile, like I was compromising the well-being of my children simply by existing. Through most of that I’ve also parented.

Trajectories

Sometimes, freedom is the only thing you need to make a difference.   Not hours of occupational therapy. Not thousands of dollars of interventions by professionals to change behaviours. Not the stress of spending each week driving to multiple appointments.   Not buying trademarked packages of interventions to get in early and change them hard […]