Poem About Working Through Childhood Trauma

My last blog post was about dealing with my childhood trauma by releasing my fears. I wrote that post hopeful that I wouldn’t find myself re-triggered by my daughter’s thumb sucking. I had a few moments where I felt overwhelmed again, and I went back through the process written in my last blog post. IContinue reading “Poem About Working Through Childhood Trauma”

Dealing With Your Own Childhood Traumas: When You Feel Fear

The ultimate emotion caused by childhood trauma is fear (for example see this research paper). With that in mind, how do we determine what our fears are when we feel triggered by our children? Any gentle parents who have been working through their childhood traumas know that their triggers are caused by their own traumas.Continue reading “Dealing With Your Own Childhood Traumas: When You Feel Fear”

Poem: Premature Twin in Intensive Care

Having one twin in intensive care, while you and the other twin are in another place, is simply soul destroying. You have overwhelming pain that make it nearly impossible to move without help. This makes it impossible to go and visit your twin in intensive care very much. You have to convince yourself that theContinue reading “Poem: Premature Twin in Intensive Care”

Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents

There are many challenges for parents passionate about raising their babies gently into children and through to adulthood. I write in this blog as a mother who in some ways was on course to become a toxic mother. I feel that without gentle parenting, I’d have probably resorted to smacking and shouting by now, notContinue reading “Is It Possible to Change Your Toxic Upbringing to Become Gentle Parents”

How Do You Know If You’re Healed? From Trauma, From Life’s Sadness, From Anxiety?

I personally don’t feel I have more than a normal level of sadness anymore. I’m not denying there are still parts that are grieving inside me. However the other day I thought, what if I am deeply sad? Perhaps everyone else can see it and I am in denial. I decided to write this postContinue reading “How Do You Know If You’re Healed? From Trauma, From Life’s Sadness, From Anxiety?”

Nursing Aversion and Internal Anger SOLVED

Brief update to everyone who’s been following my blog. I wrote a post previously about nursing aversion, and another post about unbearable internal anger I was feeling regarding my toddler’s thumb sucking. I had to continued doing more work to try and resolve these issues and am pleased to say both battles have now largelyContinue reading “Nursing Aversion and Internal Anger SOLVED”

Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!

How many people say that ‘as long as I do the opposite of my Mum when raising my own children, my kids will be fine.’ I have a Mum who has narcissistic traits and I had fears of becoming like my Mum too. I disagree with the statement to do the opposite of your parents,Continue reading “Whatever Happens – I Don’t Want to be Anything Like My Mother!”

Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons

They say it takes a village to raise a child. This saying does not help when you have young babies and no support network or visitors. Now with the Coronavirus isolating the World within the walls of their homes, every family will be able to relate to this isolated situation. There are many Mums whoContinue reading “Isolation and Postnatal Depression with a Young Family – COVID19 And Other Reasons”

I’m Traumatised – I Just Felt Really Angry Towards My Child – Help!

Discover how to hold onto your own heart, then you will be able to take care of your child’s heart too. If you are distracted by where your own heart got hurt or broken, you may not be able to take care of your child’s heart as easily. This blog explains what childhood trauma is,Continue reading “I’m Traumatised – I Just Felt Really Angry Towards My Child – Help!”