An essential component of being a connected parent is coming to terms with our histories and doing the hard work necessary to make sense of the past. Our stuff can’t get in the way of us being the people our kids need us to be. We can’t be fully present if there are things from back then that keep us from being here now. Our histories cannot be chains that bind us.
This is a clip of me sharing how I worked through something from my childhood that I wasn’t aware of for 35 years, and how it allowed me to be fully present when my daughter needed me.