• I'm The ‘Family Therapist' And It's Emotionally Draining

    30 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Last week was my younger son's school concert. For weeks leading up to it, he'd been confessing to me as I lay in bed getting him settled into sleep that he was absolutely terrified to perform.
    His reasons kept changing. He loves to sing and dance but he told me he only wanted to perform for me. Then he told me he was concerned it would be too hot in the auditorium just like it was last year (it was a freaking oven and absolutely miserable). Then he said he thought the other kids didn't know their singing parts well enough and were going to mess it up for everyone.
    You get the picture. The...
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