Let's Give Our Kids More Credit

November 25, 2014 7:45 PM

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While I was in an inpatient psychiatric facility for my depression, my daughter was under the belief that, "Mommy is away for work." At the time, I was extremely concerned with the effect my absence would have on her psyche. I would speak to her every morning and every evening and make sure she knew how much I was thinking of her and how much I love her. My husband would repeatedly tell me she was doing well and even though she missed me, she was entrenched in her own life at preschool with her friends.

The day I was admitted to the hospital, my husband and I set up "operation support." We called our families and enlisted my parents' and mother-in-law's presence to help with childcare (keep our daughter occupied and spoiled a bit while mommy was away) and to be present for me. We contacted friends,...

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