When Loving Your Child Feels a Bit Like Stepping on a Lego…

Sometimes parenting can feel like stepping on a lego…Wait…isn’t parenting easy? Not always, even in the best of circumstances, it can get a little hairy. When you are the parent of a child that has experienced trauma, the good times are really good. You hold on to them, and somehow, kind of, forget about the not so good moments. And then…without warning, BAM! The atmosphere shifts, the child is upset, and loving can hurt.

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Theresa Gaserparenting
My Child's Parent

As a parent I have thought of all the things I should talk to my children about. We have had countless talks about Sex, drugs, and rock and roll! Never in any of our conversations did I think I needed to talk with them about trespassing. I naively thought they knew how to read!

I am one of the lucky moms who gets to hug my child today… Mind you he hugs back with a pat and a “here she goes again” stance.

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Theresa Gaser
Unseasonable Weather

I fall into this trap once the weather turns warm… or in Ohio cold but not snowing and I throw on my flip flops and believe they can stay on until fall returns. The problem occurs when it begins pouring and I need my rain boots or it’s snowing a few weeks later and I need my boots with the furry lining. If I believe the storms and snow will come only when I have prepared for them I will be disappointed…

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Theresa Gaser
I'm Not Worth Protecting

This was the message I got over and over again; as a little girl, as a teenager, as a young woman, and as a fully grown woman with a career (okay, a few careers), and a full life of serving clients, raising two active, determined and incredible sons…

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Theresa Gaser