My dad was a terrible piece of work. I was found self harming and what did the father of the year do? He handed me a bigger knife and told me to “do it properly and finish the job”.
That was over 16 years ago. I am a teacher now and I have kids almost every week telling me about the stuff they’re going through and how I can help. I am determines never to allow any child in my care feel the same way I felt.
I do still talk to my parents but I am much more distant and have done a lot of work. It is inexcusable but I know my parents have a lot of their own baggage and were doing the best with the skills they had. —mrsknox1717