When Parenting Becomes Overwhelming

It’s Been a Challenging Week

Jessica Lucia
5 min readMay 23, 2024

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“They keep saying I’m weird,” my seven-year-old, Vincent, lamented as we walked home from the bus stop Monday afternoon. “Who keeps saying that?” I asked. He named some of the kids in his class.

“Do you know why they’re saying that?” I pressed. Vincent veered toward the lawn and back out to the road, pulling at the strap of his…

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Jessica Lucia

Educator. Mother. Runner. Co-editor of Tell Your Story. I love the New York Mets, bridges terrify me, and I hate cottage cheese.