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Parental Expectations

Our Children Are Our Only Hope for the Future

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 12.04.2015 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

It is time to look at ourselves and take responsibility for what is going on in the world. One child at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time, building toward a future in which we all feel safe and unafraid of one another.

When Being 'The Good One' Isn't So Great

TueNight | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
TueNight

The hardest part was to rewrite the narrative of who I was based on what I had internalized from other people's expectations. As if it was some immutable, narrow thing, rather than choices and work.

Julie Jensen: Life Re-imagined: Survive to Thrive

Julie Jensen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Julie Jensen

I'm sure I'd still be searching for fulfillment if I didn't receive a wake-up call on September 30, 2004. I was 26 when I was wheeled into the ER and a nurse asked if I knew what was happening. "I think I had a stroke," I muttered. "Ma'am, you are HAVING a stroke."

Lies Moms Tell Each Other (and Ourselves)

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Katherine Wintsch

Why do we lie to each other? And where do the expectations that perpetuate these lies come from? Mothers today do have more choices, but they also face expectations that would make June Cleaver give up and drink.

Parents and Pressure

Jessica Tueller | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Jessica Tueller

Parents may only want what is best for their children, but too much interference can sour the relationship. Is it better to let students find their own path to success, or should parents constantly encourage them to improve?