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Tricia – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Tricia – How has the injury affected your parenting?

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I have a teenage daughter now, she’s 14, I tend to struggle with.  I was always the controlling parent, or dominant parent, you know, he worked, he was gone a lot.  So it was always me, they always came to me and said, “Mom, can... Show More

I have a teenage daughter now, she’s 14, I tend to struggle with.  I was always the controlling parent, or dominant parent, you know, he worked, he was gone a lot.  So it was always me, they always came to me and said, “Mom, can I got here?”—“Mom, can I go there?”  And now, they’re going to dad, and saying, “Dad, can I got here?”— “Dad, can I go there?”  For me it’s a little frustrating because I like to know what they’re doing, and where they’re going, but I don’t necessarily have that control any more, or that ability to have that control, because I’m not there.  And sometimes, you know, they want to go to the mall with friends, and he says, “Okay,” and then.  So, for me, as far as my parenting goes, I feel like I’m not involved enough, or as much as I was.  That’s really, really hard because, like I said, I was the one that they went to all the time.  So that’s how I think it’s changed as far as parenting goes.  

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Tricia – How has the injury affected your parenting?

Tricia

Partner or spouse injured in 2007 at age 42, paraplegic
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I have a teenage daughter now, she’s 14, I tend to struggle with.  I was always the controlling parent, or dominant parent, you know, he worked, he was gone a lot.  So it was always me, they always came to me and said, “Mom, can I got here?”—“Mom, can I go there?”  And now, they’re going to dad, and saying, “Dad, can I got here?”— “Dad, can I go there?”  For me it’s a little frustrating because I like to know what they’re doing, and where they’re going, but I don’t necessarily have that control any more, or that ability to have that control, because I’m not there.  And sometimes, you know, they want to go to the mall with friends, and he says, “Okay,” and then.  So, for me, as far as my parenting goes, I feel like I’m not involved enough, or as much as I was.  That’s really, really hard because, like I said, I was the one that they went to all the time.  So that’s how I think it’s changed as far as parenting goes.  

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