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I Used to Let My Son Hit Me in the Face, Until I Didn’t

Parenting is a constant work in progress

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I used to let my son, J, hit me in the face. I did not start out thinking, I will let my son hit me in the face. It was something that just happened.

Then, over time, it became “Oh, ‘that’ happened again,” reported to my husband. A…