Dr. Jen — I would be happy for you to share my post. Thank you for your response and for confirming that I am on the right track. This was a hard one to write because I want more than anything to let other parents know they are not alone and I hold them with so much compassion. But I also know that keeping ourselves in our cozy coccoon of self-approbation is not healthy — for us or our children.
The response that you pointed out made me go back and add the disclaimer about alienation. A lot of people don’t know the difference (I didn’t until recently.) It is not my intent to hurt any parent. We have all suffered enough.
Thanks again for responding.