Leaving Home..

Leaving Home..

I was ready for you to go, I thought. Home was too small for us both. Nature made you this way, so it’s easier to let you fly. The time had come. I waited with longing. Suddenly the moment was too near. We bought new stuff, we packed the car, we drove off, you got...
Please don’t judge me – I’m just a parent

Please don’t judge me – I’m just a parent

Don’t judge Today I saw a man out walking with his two children. He looked like he was tired, stressed, sad or angry; or maybe all of those things and more. The kids were talking, asking, begging and nagging; it was all going on! Then all of a sudden the dad...
Poem for Parents: Bad Day & Hope

Poem for Parents: Bad Day & Hope

Bad Day & Hope Last month you ran away, stole, we broke the rules. Today we cry, feel lost, life is difficult. Last week we fought, yelled, family life is hard. Today we want to give up, give in, go away. Yesterday we talked, said things, we regret. Today we look,...
Poems for Parents: Playful Parenting

Poems for Parents: Playful Parenting

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” ~George Bernard Shaw. Playful Parenting I had become quiet, serious and proper. I yearned to sing out loud.                                                             ...
I wrote this letter to make myself feel better..

I wrote this letter to make myself feel better..

it’s important to remind ourselves why we impose restrictions. Maybe it’s because we know it will make them a better adult, do better at school, or sleep better. Perhaps it’s simply ‘I love you too much to allow you to behave like that’ or ‘I respect you too much to...