As parents, we spend our whole lives doing everything we can to raise our children to be happy, confident and strong. We protect them, nurture them, encourage them and support them. We help them to believe in themselves and be proud of who they are. We love them more than anything and do everything we can to give them the best start to life.
Then just when we think we can take a breath, we notice something is different. We notice they’re not smiling as much as they use to. We see their confidence has started to fall. We notice them withdrawing from things they love and having troubles with friends and school. We hear them become negative about themeless and judgemental of others. And for some of us, we notice as they go quiet. Very quiet.