Guest post from Maria Castro, the Tough Cookie Mommy. Maria is an 8th grade teacher in New York City. Click through for “Teaching XX Versus Teaching XY” for her tough, funny take on gender differences in middle school.
Your kids only say they’ll hate you forever when you punish them for skipping school. And the universe gets the last laugh. Trust me.
Oh, the exquisite pain of motherhood…the love so deep that even the passing thought of something marring the perfection of our child’s life feels like the squeeze of a garlic press to our maternal hearts. We want to give them an easy time in life, to prevent the boo-boo’s, not just kiss them away. I feel this way for each of my kids.
But one is special – I can’t pretend otherwise. My 15-year old son Clark is ADHD. And that boy is my heart.