Dear my sweet little girl, I worry that at times you are feeling the brunt of my childhood trauma, because you have now become my teacher; your love and existence my lessons. Is that normal for every parent? I don’t know, and that in itself is part of what is most terrifying to me about … Continue reading A Letter To My Daughter – From Your Trauma-Recovering Momma.
Why Aren’t Trauma Survivors Warned That Parenthood May Be a PTSD Trigger?
by Dawn White Daum For many survivors of childhood abuse, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may re-occur, or never arise, until they become a parent. A significant number of parenting survivors do not recognize the increased depression, anxiety or onset of flashbacks as symptoms of PTSD, weaving in and out their journey to raise … Continue reading Why Aren’t Trauma Survivors Warned That Parenthood May Be a PTSD Trigger?