Fiction So Often Reflects Reality

The book Circe, by Madeline Miller, relates to my professional and personal parenting experiences

A few nights ago I came across a couple of paragraphs that really resonated with me as they reflect, in a very unique way, my philosophy when it comes to parenting and supporting children.

Compliance does not mean a child has learned the skills needed to deal with difficult situations.

Compliance on on the outside does not mean the child is well on the inside. 

It makes no sense and it’s hypocritical. Teach our children not to be mean by being mean to them and making them afraid of us?

When I picked up this book never did I think I would find such powerful parenting advice, and from a greek goddess no less.

Read as I bring together my love for child psychology and for literature, intertwining fact and fiction, in thanks to a greek goddess for her sage advice.


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Published by Neurodiversity MB

Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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