Children Mental Health Awareness

Children Mental Health Awareness

Awareness Months, Children Mental Health
Dancing through daffodils Smiling at the frog as it leaps to freedom Upturned face capturing the sweet breeze Swing set waiting in anticipation for little legs to set it flying Sprinklers chase them through the grass As peals of laughter waft up to the listening ears of perched birds Sun shining on closed lids As they wake up from a dream full of peace Only to open their eyes and realize it’s another day Another day of being sad And they wish they could go back to sleep again The escape of a child… ~Yulinda Rock Caring for children is one of the most important tasks we have as adults. All around us is evidence of what happens when we don't: Chaos. May 5th is children's mental health awareness day.…
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Balance…

Balance…

Trauma/Triggers/Coping
Balance elusive yet desirable attainable but sacrifices must be made to reach the Bliss point where all things sit on their perch just so letting go of one to uplift the other sister mother lover friend in the end there is a give and take or in the wake of the tumultuous juggling will be broken things scattered at your feet So I repeat Balance desirable but hard to maintain one must refrain from doing too much or not Enough rebuffed by the pressure to do all to not let anything fall by the wayside Pride we must check respect your limitations by celebrating all that you do in lieu of perfection we honor intentions make sure yours are pure sacrifice all that you were In order to become the…
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Making memories out of moments (For the parents)

Making memories out of moments (For the parents)

Children Mental Health
Making memories out of moments. Between the next breath and the last I am bolstered by the laughter of little girls that just seconds ago were gripped by their own angst. With arms outstretched, hands soapy from dishes waiting patiently for the return of my attention, I wrap my arms around warm bundles of inspiration. We dance and play and tears disappear amidst stomping feet and the twirl of a skirt. Mom's irritation vanishes into the depth of shinning eyes. With wonder I realize, that although every day is not perfect: Bills still need to be paid; noses wiped; clients booked; school functions attended; co-parenting to navigate, that this is what matters. And although laughter may turn into fussing later in the day, right now, at this moment, we are…
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