“Try Harder” Written by C.A. Bennett Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... 4 thoughts on ““Try Harder”” How sad! I think that whenever a parent makes it sound as if a child has to achieve a certain level—whether the bar is low or high—in order to earn the parent’s love, then something has gone wrong. Parental love should be unconditional. That doesn’t mean we have to approve of everything our kids do, but they should feel an underlying constant support. I am sorry that your mother hasn’t provided that for you. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks Richard. You’d think at my age and with my education and training, it wouldn’t bother me anymore, but it does. LikeLike Reply Your experience resonates with my own, regarding my step-mother. But the thing is that I’ve learned to treat my own kids and grandkids a bit fairer, as a result. When life gives you lemons, make lemon pie – or dacquiries! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Amen to that! I’m happy to say I’ve done things much differently with my own children, and as a result, I have a great relationship with each of my boys. I suppose in retrospect, if my bad experience with my own mother helps me be a better mother to my own kids, then it’s all worth it 😊 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.