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Secrets of the Motherworld

Apr 28, 2020

“I come from a close family. My parents have been involved in all aspects of my children’s lives and are extremely special to them. I have one adult sibling who has special needs and is cared for exclusively by my aging parents. At the time of his birth, it was common for children with special needs to be placed in...

Apr 21, 2020

A year ago, my 16 year old son told us he is transgender. I was completely shocked, as he is not particularly feminine.

My son was very emotional and begged us to allow him to use puberty blockers or estrogen. We managed to delay his pursuit through distraction and some bargaining, though I often feel like I'm lying to...

Apr 14, 2020

My child is very anxious about the coronavirus. 

I'm a nurse and she doesn't want me to go to work. I take all the precautions and I have explained this to her but she just becomes more anxious if we speak about it. 

Should we speak about it? 

She has episodes of crying and anxiety at night when I'm away...

Apr 7, 2020

Any advice for a 14 year old son who won't stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown? I have a husband who is considered vulnerable. 

When we first went into lock down he was willing to stay at home then he got bored after a few days and started disappearing. I rang the school and they said I have to parent my own...