I have 3 kids 20,18,and the youngest 14. I am a divorced mom. Our family you could say is more like the Simpsons but the youngest is a sensitive child and the rest of us are more tough. I feel sorry for the little guy. He is entering puberty late and is getting moody and has a lot of sad spells. He has a melancholy nature and pouts when things do not go his way. The other kids are totally insensitive to him and basically tell him to get with the program. I try to understand but feel he needs to get over things. I am a person with a vary tough outside and soft inside. Actually our family is pretty dysfunctional but that is a very long story. I was the most reluctant mother in the world. I love my kids but sadly say if I had to do it again I wouldn't. I went through poverty in their early years and lost everything I had, my home everything. WE went to a shelter and moved up here in Canada from Atlanta and my kids were torn from everything they knew. I guess the pressures got to me and I parented very strictly but with a lot of guilt as to what happened to them. I have explained my feelings to them. I speak very openly but although we love each other, we are a fractured family. We have been to counseling a few times but the kids will not participate. I feel like a total failure as a mother.
post #1 of 2
8/23/02 at 9:42pm