Lately, without noticing, this blog has become a space of great support for me.
The fact that people I don’t know care to read, share and comment on my posts, makes me realize daily that I am not alone, and that goes for heavy stuff, as well as for meaningless thoughts that I am hesitating if to share at all.
Surprisingly enough, it seems that others are stumbling upon same issues, no matter which issues these are 😉
Well my loved readers, you have become my support group when I didn’t even notice that I needed one.
I can openly say that I didn’t really overcome this scary world incident (which was the reason I started this blog in the first place) and the things that I learned afterwards. I mean, although my daughter is not cutting, the world and it’s dangers to kids does seem as a frightening place to be since then, or as one of the readers of this post commented – it cut my heart open. Only it’s not closing back 😉
Yesterday she discovered another one of her friends discussing anonymously in Facebook her desire to cut, and her difficulty coping with life – autistic brother, divorced parents etc.
We sat together thinking how we can help this girl, who is unwilling to expose herself. We wrote her back in Facebook, tried to strengthen, explaining that cutting will not solve anything, and offer other effective ways to get help. Should a twelve years old girl (my daughter) deal with that daily?
Hey, childhood, where have you disappeared??? Come back!
OK, back to the advice:
I am thinking, since we are all sharing / shared or will share same issues, is it a good idea to open a website for us all to post in and discuss things?
Suppose there’s a multi-blog site, “parents space” or so, where you could all post your parenting issues, tough or fun, by subjects, and we can all comment and help each other out: Would that be a good idea? Would you like to be authors in this multi-blog? The only limit is that whatever you post should benefit other parents – whether it’s mental health issues, cyberbullying, crafts, nutrition, whatever:
Benefitting others is the key.
I can have it up in a few weeks. Let me know what you think, because I will not be able to take care of the content alone, I need you there with me.
Why is this black. And last:
OK. If you think it’s a very bad idea, let me know, but gently please.