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Family Matters

Parenting to Heal

Overcoming the trauma of growing up a neglected child

Photo by Paige Cody on Unsplash

It no longer astonishes me when I meet parents who unintentionally inflict on their children the same wounds they suffered while growing up.

It tends to arise from unconfronted, unresolved trauma.

My mother-in-law, for example, resented being given away by her parents to be raised by a cruel…

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Ivery del Campo

Ivery del Campo

Beach mom. Chef's wife. Literature prof, writer.