I Survived a Childhood of Neglect

Because helicopter parenting was not invented.

Alice Goldbloom
Jul 16 · 4 min read
two children on one bike
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I rarely saw my parents. My father had left for work by the time I got up to get ready for school. My mother pushed me out the door at 8:45 with a quick peck on the forehead, admonishing me to hurry up and not be late for the 9 a.m. school bell.