• We Need To Normalize Checking In With Our Kids - It's A Game-Changer

    28 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    My kids and I are generally good communicators. That's less a result of good parenting on my part and more a result of the trauma we've been through as a family of four that put up an epic battle against an incurable disease, and lost said battle, and our fourth , to said incurable disease.
    Before brain cancer invaded our family unit, when I picked up my kids from school, I'd ask them: how's your day? I'd ask with whom they played at recess and whether they learned anything fun. I'd ask the whos and whats and whens.
    When my husband's brain tumor grew too large, and when my children began...
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