I’m in the Washington Post today, writing about facing my fears

by singlemomseeking on August 9, 2016

Facing Fear

The night before my daughter started her freshman year at a new high school where she knew no one, I stared at the ceiling and made a few wishes.

I hoped she’d like her teachers and make a new friend. Above all, I hoped she’d feel a little bit brave.

They were simple, modest wishes.

But after that first day of school, my 15-year-old came home in tears….

Read my full essay here in The Washington Post



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Michael Smith September 26, 2016 at 4:23 am

Great essay. hope everything turns out well.


Mike Hors August 31, 2016 at 9:39 am

this is an informative post.thanks for the share


Amy Orlando August 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Very inspirational story. It’s funny how you think as the parent, you are the one that is supposed to teach all the life lessons, but it is sometimes your child that teaches you a thing or two 😉 I wish your daughter all the best at her new school! Look forward to hearing an update.


Kevin August 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

Sometimes you have to let them go and take on the world themselves. You and she will be fine. You should definitely check out these dating apps. They might be of good for you.


Alice August 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

That’s a great inspiring story! I’m sure she’ll be OK this year! And you’re a great, caring mother, you’re lucky to have each other! My best friend had recently become a stepdad to a daughter of a woman he met at dating website, this one: http://www.asiandate.com/. And he’s really trying to be caring and loving father to her, but she has also faced some problems in her new school. She’s a nice girl and I hope she’ll be as brave as your daughter is!


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