Writing What Kids Need to Succeed marked a turning point in my professional life. Through a series of “coincidences” I had the opportunity to move from working full time with families torn apart by addiction and violence to… well…. families. All kinds of families.
After more than twenty-five years of the former I jumped at that opportunity.
Most of my writing these days tends to focus on encouraging parents to think about the long-term impact of their day-to-day decisions. And sharing resources to help provide their children with a solid framework to flourish as adults.
Too often those “worlds” collide. This post Are You Mothering a Mug Shot by my friend Shara Lawrence-Weiss is a powerful and poignant reminder about the very different directions that early experiences can take us. And a most beautiful statement about choosing to use pain as a pathway to growth.
What do you think about the power of love to overcome abuse? And can we reach out to the Promise Ring Givers before it’s too late?
Keyuri Joshi (on the ball parent coach)
The statement “power of love” reminds me of Pope John Paul II. After he was shot, he visited the jail to forgive his assailant. Loving someone despite their actions can lead to this type of forgiveness. Forgiveness leads to peace. Peace is sooo good!