Raising a child can be daunting. In the midst of the hectic effort to meet all our children’s needs, we might wonder what will make the most important difference in their lives. What will they remember best about their childhood experiences with us?
Acceptance of the reality that a lost childhood cannot be recaptured or made whole can lead to different outcomes depending upon the associated feelings. Feeling nostalgic rather than simply bitter provides the opportunity to transform adversity into more than survival.