"Everything a parent worries about will be improved by regular family meals and that includes whether your kids are going to get into drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, promiscuity..."
A while back I wrote about emotions as weapons. Unfortunately, I have witnessed a great deal of anger as a form of bullying in the past several months.
Can you be addicted to a show about addiction?
Though the holidays are supposed to be a time for family, for celebrating and for taking a break from work, they can sometimes have the opposite effect. Old family battles can be resurrected, celebrations can become calamities and the rest we hoped to get dissolves into a flurry of shopping, planning, packing and partying. Maintaining your own peace of mind during the holiday season can be especially challenging. Here are some ideas to reduce your holiday stressors:
Last year I posted several articles about maintaining your mental health during the holiday season. I'm sure I'll be posting new ones this year, but it doesn't hurt to recap past posts. I doubt the stressors of the holidays have changed in one year...
Jung at Heart writes about "Things to Worry About" on his blog. His worries? Overmedicated children.
My sister is driving me crazy. Darn it. I know what that means.
The after school program called to say they had a medical emergency with a child and could not locate the mother. They were asking if we could help them find the mother and have her call them. Then the drama started...
I'm working with a family who is going through an interesting transition as they move the Scapegoat role from one member to another and use intellectualism to do it.
One of my readers reminded me of this movie. It is a beautiful, but heart wrenching documentary created for a son, about his father.