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Parenting lesson #1,990,247


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"If we focus mostly on how we might have been partly or wholly to blame for what might have been less than a perfect, problem- free childhood, our guilt will overwhelm their pain. It becomes a story about us, not them. . . . When we listen, accept, and acknowledge, we feel regret instead, which is simply guilt without neurosis."

~Jane Adams

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LOSER05 12/30/2012 8:59AM

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KASEYCOFF 12/27/2012 10:50AM

    Put me in mind of something I haven't thought of in a long time: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can" - attributed to John Wesley.
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IMREITE 12/27/2012 1:36AM

    i should share this with my wonderful mother. she tends to stress herself over making things perfect.

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MCJULIEO 12/27/2012 12:02AM

    Hmmmm

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HEARTS116 12/26/2012 8:42PM

    I like this!

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CLPURNELL 12/26/2012 6:19PM

    true

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TERRIJ7 12/26/2012 3:40PM

    Food for thought :)

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SYDLETZIII 12/26/2012 1:54PM

    It is through mistakes that we learn and there is no guilt in that.

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GOLDENRODGIRL 12/26/2012 1:21PM

    I like that a lot. Thank you!

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SAINTBETH 12/26/2012 11:31AM

    yep.

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