“…the strongest predicter from childhood of becoming an abusive parent was not having been abused, but rather having felt as a child that one was unloved and unwanted by one’s parents – an attitude common, of course, among abused children, but also found in families in which there is no overt abuse.” (NYT)

Through all their missteps, stumbles, downfalls and mistakes never let your child doubt your love while you guide them through the rough stretches of growth. Break the cycle of abuse that started way back and seems to get passed from one conditioned psyche to another…good for their well being and so good for yours. Let them fully blossom.

rose bud, morning light, garden, SwittersB