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Are we setting expectations?

I’d never really thought about how my statements could be setting expectations for my four-year-old grandson until  I heard a mother announce to the other parents at the playground,“We’re  grouchy today. We got up too early.”  She was sitting on … Continue reading

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Listening without interpreting

A friend told me the following story twenty years after it had occurred. She found him, she told me, her thirteen year old son, in his room sobbing. Here he was just back from his two month summer visit with … Continue reading

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Recognizing Feelings in Oneself and Others

Recognizing my own feelings: Until I was in my mid-forty’s I tried to hide my feelings of anger and sadness. My face was set in a tight smile, sometimes with my teeth clenched. My voice was well modulated and my … Continue reading

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Conversations

Greetings Friends, Here is a space where we can ask questions, share experiences, seek information. We’ll start by posting a blog with the hope that others will reflect on our blog, write theirs, ask questions, share experiences. This technological space … Continue reading

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