Strict yet supportive
Teaches you about life
Stingy, callous, narcissist
Scolding without any compasion
Today, I didn't follow OctPoWriMo's Day 5 prompt at all. Or maybe I did, in so far that I now better understand what I lived through as a child.
I am struggling with understanding the father of my children's ways. Struggling real hard.
Instead of teaching his children from a place of love, he scolds from a place of "You should have paid more atention". Instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt and trying to find out how to best help them overcome their struggles, he puts their nose in it and makes them lick it up. It reminds me too much of how I was raised.
It is hard to find the best way to help my children grow their own wings and soar.