It has been quite some time since I have created a blog post. 2016 was quite a hectic year for many, including myself.
I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year; all the best for a healthy 2017.
At the end of 2016 I released my book, Seeing Through the Cracks, on a social media site called Wattpad. The book is released chapter by chapter as it creates a following and builds engagement for future paper publishing. This is not a holistic health book, per say, as many of you might think, but it does have elements of mental health issues and a holistic approach, within the story. It is a true story; my own experience as a mother of two grown sons.
It is in the transition from parenting the child to the adult child that I was faced with new and difficult challenges. It turns out that the magical age of eighteen doesn’t necessarily give licence to full maturity for every young person; some are ready to launch sooner than others. Childhood emotional and social issues don’t always get resolved when one becomes an adult, and sometimes they are magnified, tipping into a full-blown crisis. The approach as a parent then is a very different one, and is re-defined with each step of the journey.
Please join me on Wattpad and read along. Your feedback is welcome. You are welcome to share my story with other parents and their teenage and young adult age children. It is my hope to start conversations with both youth and parents and to help makes this transition one of more ease for others.
Here is the link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/94567638-seeing-through-the-cracks
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Thank you for your support of my work.