Parenting is a hard enough job as it is – and dealing with your own childhood trauma brings even more challenges. But these strategies show that it’s possible to be a capable, loving parent in spite of what you’ve been through.
This author’s excitement about her pregnancy was quickly replaced by terror. If you’re a survivor of sexual violence, maybe you can relate to these struggles – and hopefully these ideas can help you cope.
“If you’re doing anti-street harassment work and you’re not actively advocating for the rights of parents to nurse in public, then your work is incomplete” – and this author wants you to understand exactly why.
This author wasn’t always sure how to support her transgender daughter. But through writing about giving her daughter agency and helping her navigate gender roles, this mom can help other parents who are also struggling.
“My hair’s too long for a boy.” How would you feel if your child said something like this? These great ideas for what to do show why it’s so important to respond when your child makes gender-based comments.
“What if your child wants to dye their hair?” Find out how this feminist mom’s belief in bodily autonomy helps answer this question – this may make you think about consent in a way you’ve never considered.