What do Your Children Really Need From You?
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There are many good parenting books, but it can get confusing. Here we offer you some ideas about what your children really need from you to feel loved and valued by you, and to learn to love and value themselves.
Today, notice what you do when pain comes up - especially the pain of loneliness and heartache when someone is being unloving with you. Do you get irritated, angry or judgmental? Do you resist or withdraw? Do you people-please and give yourself up? Do you numb out with food or other substances, or with activities such as TV? Notice the ways you might be avoiding your feelings rather than compassionately attending to them.
By Dr. Margaret Paul