Recently, a mother sat on my couch singing the song of her people. Perhaps you've heard it? I'll sing you the first verse. "I'm a horrible mother and I fail my children every single day. They'd probably be better off if I just let ____ do my job. If I could only be like ____my… Continue reading Who can help my child heal?
From Carol-Beth's journal, when Joshua was 10... A couple of weeks ago we spent a few days with some dear friends of ours. We love to spend time with them and their kids and our kids get along so well that we won't hear from any of them for hours. The very first night we… Continue reading Regaining confidence after an attack
Noah is the sweetest child in the world. He's like an angel for a visit amongst the rest of us. He's easily distracted and can get lost in a large house, so it's not that he's perfect. He's just sweet. When he was 8, though, he was angry. "I have to do what? Brush my… Continue reading How to help your child process sexual abuse
Sometimes when you are hurting, it seems everyone else is farther along. Everyone else has it figured out. The Scott family is doing well now, but here's a glimpse of Carol-Beth's thoughts shortly after the attacks. Know that you are not alone... The thing is, it never stops hurting. When I see people taking risks… Continue reading The anger that comes when innocence is taken
Are you strong? Are you brave? I am constantly perceived as being a strong person and I'm not. I have to battle past my personal weaknesses and the choices that are a result of a life of being weak everyday. I hope to be strong someday, but I am not. I am brave, however. I… Continue reading How to be brave when your family is hurting
Just typing the word “Noah” makes me smile. Noah is an extraordinarily gifted and intelligent introvert. He intuitively understands both language and STEM subjects rapidly, has developed an ability to listen and respond to others with kindness and consistency and seems to be able to pick up any book, listen to any lecture or… Continue reading Noah Scott, the Not Destroyed brother
Raising an Alpha Male isn’t always easy, but it’s rewarding beyond measure. Besides Carol-Beth, Joshua is the one most likely to rub others the “wrong way” when they meet, but he’s much more likely to inspire tremendous awe and inspiration. Why? He’s an alpha male and he takes no prisoners. Joshua is who he… Continue reading Joshua Scott, the Not Destroyed inspiration