• When You're A Parent Trying To Break The Cycle

    4 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    To some extent, I think we all spend a fair amount of time comparing our own upbringings to our children's. How could we not? We see our childhood selves in our children's faces. Maybe we seek wisdom from our own parents about how to get it right. Or we decide that our parents didn't make the best choice about a particular aspect of raising us, and we make a point to do things differently.
    But if you come from a broken home - if you were raised by parents who were emotionally or physically abusive, or had a childhood marked by pain, loss, or turmoil - the comparison game can get very...
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