You are Not Lesser of a Mom (VIDEO)

I want to tell you about a feeling that I had for years. A feeling that still creeps up now and then if I let it. It’s the feeling that I am lesser of a mother because my child isn’t typical. It’s that feeling of missing out. It started when my son was very young. Right as it started to get really, really hard.

I’m not entirely sure what made me feel that way. Maybe it was society telling me what a mother son relationship ‘should’ be like. Maybe it was because my son didn’t do any of the things that his peers were doing. Maybe it was watching my friends kids, who were the same age, achieve milestones. Maybe it was seeing what I was missing on social media. Or maybe it was a combination.

Nevertheless, the feeling was there. And it was suffocating.

I want you to know that while that feeling was valid, it was absolutely wrong. I am not lesser of a mom because my child doesn’t talk, play or achieve typical milestones. I’m not lesser of a mom because my son doesn’t play soccer or have birthday parties. Or talk. And either are you.

You Are Not Lesser of a Parent…

Sunday Night Video! I want to tell you about a feeling that I had for years. A feeling that still creeps up now and then if I let it. It's the feeling that I am lesser of a mother because my child isn't typical. It's that feeling of missing out. It started when my son was very young. Right as it started to get really, really hard. I'm not entirely sure what made me feel that way. Maybe it was society telling me what a mother son relationship 'should' be like. Maybe it was because my son didn't do any of the things that his peers were doing. Maybe it was watching my friends kids, who were the same age, achieve milestones. Maybe it was seeing what I was missing on social media. Or maybe it was a combination. Nevertheless, the feeling was there. And it was suffocating. I want you to know that while that feeling was valid, it was absolutely wrong. I am not lesser of a mom because my child doesn't talk, play or achieve typical milestones. I'm not lesser of a mom because my son doesn't play soccer or have birthday parties. Or talk. And either are you. www.findingcoopersvoice.com

Posted by Finding Cooper's Voice on Sunday, September 23, 2018

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