Exerting authority over a child is seen as a means to an end and not a punishment.
French parenting can be a bit rigid and harsh.
But forever-friends exist, and for them I’m thankful.
When you lose a friend, part of you dies a little.
I hope you find the people who will never make you feel like your love is too much, and the people who make you a priority even when it’s not convenient.
They won’t even mention that you’re telling them the same story for the third time today. They listen every time like it’s the first
Dear strong woman, I see the pain behind your smile.
Be patient with yourself while stuck in the in-between place — the place between here and there. That place between wanting to move on and holding on tighter.
Raising an autistic child is lonely enough as it is. Let’s put down the weapons, and raise autism awareness and acceptance together.
All of my expectations and everything I’d imagined doing with my child were gone.