I agree! It’s incredibly frustrating to be faced with judgment …

Comment on In Which I Am Told How to Parent My Son By Anonymous Commenters by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

I agree! It’s incredibly frustrating to be faced with judgment that is truly someone’s judgment of themself. “misplaced arrogance of a god”<--- That's a writing prompt right there.

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Thank you, Stacia! It’s a necessary practice for me due to anxiety. It does help quite a bit. One of my kids suffers apocalyptic thinking, which is what drove me to start saying the stories out loud and asking the kids to help. Re-patterning. 🙂


In Which I Am Told How to Parent My Son By Anonymous Commenters
Thank you for saying so. I very much agree about our culture.


In Which I Am Told How to Parent My Son By Anonymous Commenters
I am so happy to see this. Thank you. I wanted to say more about how men are devalued, but I feel it deserves it’s own space. Have you written on it.


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