Growing up motherlessness is an ongoing topic for many of us, and a topic we have talked about quite a bit over the years.
But it’s always been something that was not as prevalent in my life as I think I’m getting more and more into now, and this new documentary ‘Growing Up Green’ by the ‘Parenting Channel’ aims to shed some light on this topic.
Growing Up Motherless is the story of a mother of three (who grew up without her children, who had to make do with a couple of foster parents), a mother who was forced to live alone, and who now has three grown children, all of whom are also growing up mother-less.
The documentary also gives a brief look at the challenges of parenting a child who’s not yet fully grown up.
“I was trying to raise my children with an adult that I loved and had a family,” says the mother.
“I could never do that.
But at the same time, I was having to work really hard to try to raise them and I just couldn’t do it.”
Growing Up Fatherless was another story.
Growing up fatherless is something that most of us have done.
And it can be hard to understand why, and how, the child that we once knew may not be there yet.
But that’s the point, says the documentary’s executive producer, Katie Tippett.
“Growing Up Dadless was very much about what happens when children are not part of their family and don’t have a role model.
It was really about how the world around you is changing and you are just stuck.”
Growing up motherLESS is an important topic for everyone who’s struggling with it.
And Tippetts hopes that the documentary will inspire parents to be more open to exploring their children’s gender identity and explore their own parenting styles.
“Growing Up Momless was really important for me because I wanted to create a really good conversation about it, and I wanted my audience to understand that if you’re struggling with this issue, you’re not alone,” she says.
“And I think it’s really important to make sure that you’re listening to other parents, because that’s something we don’t always hear about, and that is absolutely a conversation we need to have.”
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