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What I Learned By NOT Validating My Son’s Feelings

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Validation is one of the most important elements to learn before parenting any child.

Validation allows your child to feel seen, heard, and accepted and to know that what they say matters and is understood.

The first time I can recall the purpose of validation as a parent, was when my son was eleven years old.

We had just spent the day at Universal Studios as a family, and we were having dinner in a restaurant when my son blurted out:

“There is no point in living.

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Self Injury: The Silent Scream for Help

cuttingSometimes you are so low that you don’t know how to pick yourself up.

All you want to do is crawl in a corner and die.

Most days are like that for my son.

Carrying the weight of depression on my back, a heavy obstacle to overcome. Looking for a place to set it down and clamber over, but I can’t find the right spot. I don’t know what to do. How will I move past this?–Matthew’s journals

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I Won! I Won! I Won!

Hey all,

I’m not posting a lot lately, am I?

I’m soooooo into my new site http://www.parents-space.com, which you helped me create.

parents-space.com

Really, you did! Continue reading

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June 24, 2013 · 11:14 pm