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Paying Attention: The Most Exhausting Part of Parenting with ACEs!

[Original version published at ACEs Too High, May 26, 2016]

Self-care? What’s that?

I used to sneak away for a hot bath as often as possible when my daughter was in the need-me-every-minute years. I’d soak long past when the water went cold and I felt guilty at times but sometimes I needed to be alone.

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Neediness: An Unintended Consequence of Shame

–by Janyne A. McConnaughey, Ph.D.

originally published June 21, 2017 on Janyne’s blog

I stood in the doorway. I was very small, maybe two. I was sucking on my two middle fingers and watching my mother in the kitchen.

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