Systemic and Family Denial Leaves Our Children Isolated, Causing Overwhelming Distress

This spring, as everything is blooming and coming alive, there is so much tragic, preventable and innocent death.

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“If you grew up in an environment where parents were in denial about significant issues in the family, it makes sense that feeling invalidated creates overwhelming emotional distress.”
-Sharon Peykar, LCSW

I don’t only see this in me, but in our culture here in the U.S. When will we as a culture become human? When we value our shared humanity, we’ll become human ourselves. Two years ago, there was different death, also innocent, tragic and preventable. We have not recovered. Our kids have not recovered. We can’t give them access to guns.

Our kids need us aware and awake to the suffering of the world. Here are some resources to help you navigate through this time from Dr. Becky Kennedy.

I’m Kate. I’m a parent of a cis white neurodivergent boy, and I’m hurting right now, and feeling the burden of raising an inclusive, kind and grounded human during these traumatic times.

If I am suffering, with all my emotional balance tools, gathered from 20 years of teaching meditation, breathing and yoga, I imagine others feel even heavier and more isolated. Hug yourself for me! If you comment, I’ll write you back. If you subscribe, you’ll be the first to know when I write something for you.



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Kate Lynch

Kate Lynch

Mindfulness & yoga for parents of intense neurodivergent kids. Upcoming book: Mindfully Parenting Atypical Kids. Subscribe to connect!