Finding Compassion for the Helicopter Mom

Finding Compassion for the Helicopter Mom

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Date : October 27, 2014

There are dads and moms who hover over children in dysfunctional ways. Today I will be focusing on helicopter moms.

 

The characteristics of a helicopter mom are: choosing  activities and friends for their children; making  schedules for their kids without child input;  not  allowing their children to do anything on their own; not allowing children to walk anywhere without adult presence; becoming very anxious when their children are the least bit distraught or put out;  not...

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A Man Atones for his Violence: A Conversation we would Love to Hear

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Date : October 17, 2014

Frank, age fifty decides to have an honest conversation with his eighteen year old daughter Eileen. He has had minimal contact with her for about five years, but really wants to have a relationship with her

He feels that now she is an adult, he can share a barebones, raw account about his long time history of violence.

Frank: “Eileen, I want to share stuff with you today; a part of me that is ugly, selfish, impulsive, dishonest and very difficult to talk about. I know you have...

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Fourteen Myths about the Grief Process

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Date : October 14, 2014

Myth # 1: You will feel better if you push the pain of the loss away. It is not good to “dwell” on the death.

Reality: Pushing the pain down or away will only prolong your agony and perhaps cause physical illness. Allowing yourself to feel the angst, all the thoughts, feelings and memories about your loss, will help you work through the tragedy.

Myth # 2: Words like, “he is in a better place or “it is God’s will” or “she wouldn’t want you to be crying now” bring solace and...

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