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Welcome @Wanderer, great to have you here tonight. Thanks for reading along as well. No pressure, but really appreciate you sharing with us tonight.
12-11-2019 07:28 PM
Thanks for sharing, that sounds like that would be really hard.
I am wondering what that was like to suddenly find yourself in a parenting role?
12-11-2019 07:32 PM
‘This isn’t how it’s suppose to be’ moment when my Son said Mum for the first time and I felt nothing/numb. No excitement, pride or joy.
12-11-2019 07:33 PM
Oh boy - what a subject @Shaz51
Like yours my transition into parenthood was a bit different - you suddenly had four step-children - shocker - and mine - and adoption - the day before I was at work and the next I was someone's mother - and not an easy baby either -
That was culture shock - like yours "yeh - different"
At least when I had my second child she came the regular was and I was prepared being an experienced mother already and having a pregnancy to get myself ready
I don't know if I have anyhthing to offer here but I just might - not everyone is the same and the differences add to life experience
Thanks for tagging me
12-11-2019 07:35 PM
what that was like to suddenly find yourself in a parenting role?
I remember thinking to myself I will not put any pressure on my step children -- I thought I would just be their friend and let their dad do the upbringing
my husband has inherited depression , bipolar 11 and other diagnosis
It did not take me long to relize that these children who all have their own degree of depression and 2 of them having ADhd needed more
and with a few comments from the children I had to change my thinking
and esp when the youngest started calling me mum and then the oldest boy called me mum
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