Another expat mom shared a story with me that struck a chord. Her teenage daughter is navigating a journey of self-discovery. Her husband, hesitant to use labels for their kid, believed labels weren’t necessary—perhaps even limiting in some way. Yet this mom understood that giving a name to feelings and experiences opens doors to the support and understanding needed.
It’s like trying to find a key without knowing which door it unlocks; naming the challenge helps us find the right key, and thus, the right support. Every kid’s journey is unique, deserving of its own unique understanding and support.
Can you relate to this? Does your partner also resist using labels? Well, I want you to know you’re not alone. Being willing to look deeper takes strength and courage. Embracing this process can lead to greater understanding and support, making a significant difference in your kid’s life.
Living as an expat strains all relationships. When you’re navigating important decisions regarding your kid, it can feel especially difficult. But remember, you don’t have to be alone on this journey—I’m here to support you as you advocate for your child.
Sending you a hug. Your dedication, concern, and love are truly a gift to your kid. Patience is essential, and be kind to yourself as you navigate these difficult waters.
Pssstttt….in case nobody’s told you lately, you’re doing an amazing job. Keep it up!