Does A Past Life Unhoused Destroy Your Future Parenting Abilities?

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Growing up poor culminated in homelessness as a teenager for Ava Truckey. Today, with a child of her own, has her capability as a parent been permanently damaged by her own experience of poverty that eventually led to becoming unhoused?

In an essay, Ava admits that her personal experiences inevitably tug at her mind as she interacts with her daughter, thoughts both openly expressed and deliberately repressed. These events play upon her self-confidence as a parent. Do her unconscious, as well as self-conscious, interactions as a mother manifest themselves as inescapable damage that in turn will cause harm to her daughter?

Read more on Ava’s battles to realize her underprivileged past as a benefit as much as a liability, in Business Insider: I grew up poor and became unhoused as a teen. My upbringing is helping me be a better parent.