They feel independent and they have high career ambissions for themselves. This us also another added benefit of a working mother, it raises the Elephant I’m sorry did I roll my eyes out loud shirt and by the same token and ambitions of their daughters. Furthermore, research and my experience working in a school shows that extensive parent volunteering at schools does benefit children positively and can also be a symptom of separation anxiety, which is anxiety in both the parent and child. We all try our best and there are pros and cons of all these situations. I would say in the ideal world a parent could stay home for a year after birth and have quality childcare available to work a part time job after that. Extremes on either end should be avoided but cannot always be. The vast majority of parents love their children with all their hearts and do the best they can. As a child, I secretly wished for a soft, cuddly mum who would wrap her arms around me. As an anxious teenager, I yearned for a mum who saw right into my soul and loved me unconditionally. When that first serious boyfriend broke my heart, I craved a mum’s reassurance that I was beautiful and worthy of love. And that day I came to her at forty years of age with two small children and a husband whose serious illness had returned, I just wanted a mum to talk to. But each of these were beyond her ability. Now in her 60’s, she has grown tired of living in an NT world. It seems she has also grown tired of what she sees as the impossible demands that continue to be placed on her as a ‘mother’. She has stopped almost all contact with the outside world, including me, potters about her house with my dad and maintains a cat blog. But don’t sugar coat it. Many AS folk are likely to find meeting the daily emotional needs of their children confronting and hard work, particularly as they get older. Children look to their parents for heartfelt cuddles and lessons on socialising. Teenagers will challenge a parent’s views and still crave unconditional love from them. And that need for gentle, nuanced love and understanding from a parent doesn’t go away when the child becomes an adult. Show them, not just through gifting a pottery chicken but through every creative means available to you, that their feelings are important. That is a good measure of success.
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