Children Youth and Family

The Waiting Game

Control is one of those coping tools that so many people use, including me, to deal with unresolved feelings from their childhood.  According to Webster’s, to control is to adjust to a requirement; to regulate; to hold in restraint.  Whether… Read More ›

Ubiquitous Transformation

My home environment was difficult at best.  My mother lacked the empathy and wherewithal to be the sort of mother that a child needed.  Her need for self-gratification overwhelmed our needs as children.  Her need for self-deprivation terrified us.  Her… Read More ›

Hope is Denial

As I was growing up in a home where I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused, where the adults were addicted to substances such as alcohol or drugs, where chaos thrived, I lived in denial.  Even when I knew in… Read More ›

Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down! ~Robert Frost Robert Frost wrote these words that I have read again and again in one of my favorite poems, Mending Wall.  So after careful consideration, I chose mymendingwall… Read More ›