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Apologizing to Kids

Repairing when you blew it – apologizing to your kids, why it’s important, how it supports and encourages healing.

Written by Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Would you apologize to your children if you messed up?  Years ago, I would have said no. I was of the mind that to apologize to a child would mean that they would begin to question my authority.  Besides, I don’t remember adults ever apologizing to me when […]
The Emotional Bus is Struggling

Children: Navigating the Feelings that come with BIG Emotions

Written By Elizabeth Morse, Author of “The Emotional Bus is Struggling“ As someone who deals with many issues like chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, stomachissues, and complications after back surgery, I learned that masking my emotions would onlyhurt myself and decided to speak up about the struggles that I was going through. I took thisthinking and […]

Parallel Healing: A Mother-Son Journey Through Psychedelics

By Josh Halu & Candace Halu Candace: I have hated my mom for as long as I can remember. At three years old, I clamored to my mom’s bed for a cuddle of reassurance and love, but she pushed me away. And there she was, at my husband’s funeral, pretending she was there to support […]

Healing from Childhood Emotional Neglect

Written By Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent Childhood emotional neglect is the “failure of caregivers to provide adequate emotional support, validation, and attention to a child or dependent adult1.” Last month, we dove deep into Childhood Emotional Neglect – what it is, what it looks like, the signs you experienced it as a child, and […]

The #1 Micro-Trauma Every Human has Experienced: Childhood Emotional Neglect

Written By Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parenting Coach “If you want something to cry about, I’ll give you something!” “Big girls don’t cry!” “Go to your room until you can stop crying!” “You’re fine. Brush it off and get on up.” There isn’t an adult I talk to who hasn’t heard these words – or […]

How to do the Inner Child Work? Why is Inner Work Important in Parenting?

Written By Tina Hamilton, Parenting POV She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked my daughter, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” […]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Written By Kathryn Marsh, Prosecutor POV The phone beeped and Jane jumped a little. Her friends asked if she was going to check her phone. “Not now, I’ll check it later”. Jane didn’t want to check her phone. She knew it would be Mike, wondering where she was, again. Jane also knew it would be […]

Why is inner work important? (Especially as a parent) What does healing + parenting look like together?

Written by AIM Parenting POV Contributor, Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent “Look what you did!” I shouted at her as she sat stunned on the kitchen counter. “Don’t you see this mess?! What were you thinking?” I continued. It wasn’t until her dad came running into the kitchen and grabbed me by the shoulders, shouting […]

Unveiling the Inner Child: Navigating Parenting Through Healing and Authenticity

By: Tina Hamilton, The Healing Parent (Parenting POV) Imagine for a moment that you’re at the playground with your toddler after a long, sleepless night with your newborn, now (of course) asleep in the stroller. As your oldest independently explores the toddler-friendly equipment, you plop on a bench, and with one eye on the playground, […]