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Better Off With Straight Parents

....We were somewhat surprised and we had a number of questions, not least of which was why she felt she needed to be in a straight relationship to have children, we were even more surprised when the answer was that her therapist had said raising children in straight relationships was of course better than raising them in gay ones.

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10 Missed Calls

Like many today I am somewhat attached to my smart phone and I have it within reach pretty much constantly. However I was recently away on holiday and just decided that I wanted a day without it so left it behind on a trip to the beach. I didn't miss it at all and in fact I barely gave it a thought throughout the day.

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Reawakening - Tiara 2

When booking a recent holiday to DisneyWorld, my partner searched online for recommendations of essential things to do, and regardless of how inappropriate I felt it would be for our family he duly booked 'Dinner with the Disney Princesses'.

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Daddies are bad.

Daddies are bad because they say the mushroom pool is closed for swimming because they want to go the heated warm one instead.

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Projection.

...I don’t have any answers. It just hurts. And I pray that the projections are very, very wrong.

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He is not my friend.

A pet peeve of mine is children and parents describing their relationship as a 'friendship'. 

Personally I feel that getting on with your child, having a wonderfully close relationship, sharing certain interests, being able to open up and share your feelings with them and encourage them to share theirs with you is not friendship - it is just good parenting.

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What I see

When I look at our sons -

I see confusion over the disruptions in their lives and the difficult heart wrenching changes they have endured.

I see hurt and anger for what they have suffered.

I see the lack of self worth that has resulted and I see a lack of trust in the adults around them.

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My sons smell.

I am sorry to disappoint anybody who thinks this blog will be about teenage boys and their personal hygiene habits - or rather the lack of.

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Smother them with love

Friends said 'smother them with love' and all would be OK. 

They have been loved - and often continue to be loved - by their birth parents, yet that love was anything but
enough. Their past is not always about a lack of love, it's just a love that was overridden by lack of care, lack of consideration or lack of ability.

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