Hurtful and painful words of Tara Shephard's past have come back to haunt her through her son Ayden. She sees her son developing the same issues she had to deal with in her own past. She sees the problems of low self esteem, self doubt and negative thoughts of himself. Tara tries deeply to help her son before he goes through a lifelong crisis of self hatred like herself. Desperately trying to search for help for her son, Tara looks back at her own past to find understanding, meaning and acceptance. She knows she must put closure on that part of life in order to have a better future. No matter what she endures in her lifetime, Tara has dealt with so much and now sees what her son faces. She also has to balance the impact with loving herself and trying to teach her son the same diffcult lessons she has learned. Tara realize that she has to show her son that no matter what is happening or what is being said or done, he too most build a defensive shield and move forward in order to live a successful life.