This Child
author By Emilie Leeks,

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This child
Who resides, inside;
This child
Who cries -
Those tears
Are mine.

I’m sorry,
Sweet child,
That I didn’t
Know -
That I couldn’t
Listen -
But I hear you
Now.

Please,
Let me be
Your safety;
Let me see
You, fully.

Who are you,
Sweet child?
Who was I?
Before the world -
With its demands,
Expectations,
Judgements -
Made me hide?

Sweet, sweet child
I want you to know:
I’m here now
I’m listening
I’m strong
I’m grown.
And you’re not alone.

I hear
The tears
You cry -
But we made it,
You and I.
We made it -
You, and I.

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A word or two about Journeys in Parenting; a responsive parenting community

Emilie is a Hand in Hand Parenting instructor, and was a paediatric speech and language therapist in her former life. She provides support and coaching for parents via the Journeys in Parenting community. Emilie lives in Berkshire in the UK with her husband and 3 children.

Journeys in Parenting is a community group for parents, carers and parents-to-be, who want to find out more about parenting in a responsive and peaceful way. The community offers information, advice and emotional support for this hard work we do as parents. The vision of the group is to be a safe space, where parents are supported in guiding their families in ways which: are respectful to children; meet the parents' needs; and lead to a more peaceful planet for all.

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