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Just a little woman working on being my own person and leaving a beautiful mark on this world. I am a deliciously imperfect human being trying to heal my scars and reclaim the parts of my life I've had to live without in the process of finding strength.
Even on the hardest days this keeps me going #PromiseRing #ring #promises #boyfriend #love #pretty #presents #jewelry #commitment  ❤️

Even on the hardest days this keeps me going #PromiseRing #ring #promises #boyfriend #love #pretty #presents #jewelry #commitment ❤️

Learned this one a few times #truth #truestory #dramafree #nobodysbusiness #happier #love

Learned this one a few times #truth #truestory #dramafree #nobodysbusiness #happier #love

So happy to see this making its way around the internet! It is truly incredible to me how how diagnosis-happy our culture is. Let kids be kids. If you don’t like how they are expressing themselves than teach them a healthy response. Drugging them into submission is not the answer. Childhood and adolescence is full of changes socially, physically, and hormonally. Let your kids know it’s ok to feel what they are feeling, and then teach them how to deal with it. Relate to them, let them know you’ve been there. Don’t further isolate them, and tell them there’s something wrong with them because you’re too busy/tired/impatient to parent properly. Plenty of children do struggle with mental/emotional illnesses, but plenty of others just need to feel loved and accepted while they figure out who they are and deal with the changes they’re experiencing. Take the time to identify the difference and give your kids what they really need.

So happy to see this making its way around the internet! It is truly incredible to me how how diagnosis-happy our culture is. Let kids be kids. If you don’t like how they are expressing themselves than teach them a healthy response. Drugging them into submission is not the answer. Childhood and adolescence is full of changes socially, physically, and hormonally. Let your kids know it’s ok to feel what they are feeling, and then teach them how to deal with it. Relate to them, let them know you’ve been there. Don’t further isolate them, and tell them there’s something wrong with them because you’re too busy/tired/impatient to parent properly. Plenty of children do struggle with mental/emotional illnesses, but plenty of others just need to feel loved and accepted while they figure out who they are and deal with the changes they’re experiencing. Take the time to identify the difference and give your kids what they really need.