Month: February 2010

5 Parenting Rules That Don’t Work

Even before you become a parent, you start forming ideas about how you’ll raise your child. You get advice about it from all sides—your own parents and family, your friends, and books by so-called experts tell you “the rules” of good parenting. But most people soon find out that some of these techniques are simply fads—and many of them don’t work at all. Read on to see what James Lehman thinks are the top five most ineffective parenting concepts out there. 1. “If you build up your child’s self-esteem, he’ll behave better.” The theory today seems to be that...

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Healing Love and Approval Addiction

Are you love or approval addicted? Do you often feel empty inside if you are not in a relationship? Do you often feel empty inside even if you are in a relationship but your partner is not paying attention to you? Do you get anxious when a person you are dating does not contact you when you expect them to? Do you get anxious when your partner goes out of town? Do you tend to ruminate/obsess about what your partner or someone you are dating is thinking or doing? Do you get angry when someone is not saying or...

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Healing Emotional Dependency

You are emotionally dependent when your happiness, sense of safety, and sense of worth are dependent upon others’ love, attention, and approval. When you were growing up, perhaps you heard statements like: “What will the neighbors think?” “What will__(so and so)__think if you do that?” Where you taught that what others think of you matters? That you are okay if you are approved of and not okay if you are not? Was your worth tied to your achievements – such as your grades or sports? Did you learn to define your worth externally by your performance or your looks?...

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Drug Addiction Treatment Warnings

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August 13, 1947, Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever, analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain with people who have not responded to pain relievers. Its main uses also include being given to patients who are battling narcotic addiction or in the maintenance treatment of narcotic drug addiction. The drug targets the central nervous system and opioid-receptors in the brain to provide analgesic relief from pain. Methadone is a Schedule II narcotic under the United States Controlled Substances Act and has been a vehicle for potential drug abuse, addiction...

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When Someone Rejects You, Who Are They Rejecting?

The fear of rejection is a huge issue in relationships. For some, the fear is so huge that it stops them from being in a relationship. For others, it plagues them throughout their relationships and causes much anxiety. Rejection is a part of life, and learning to lovingly manage it is very important to our wellbeing. To help you learn to move beyond the fear of rejection, I would like to help you see who a person is rejecting when they reject you. Are they rejecting your wounded self or your core Self? Your wounded self is the self...

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