- Category: Families
Isn’t it amazing? We make it through our own childhood and adolescence, even achieving some stability and fulfillment in adulthood, only to find our own kids playing out the very same weaknesses we’ve worked so hard to overcome in themselves.
Let’s look at a situation that I see fairly frequently: the anxious mother and anxious daughter. Regina, temperamentally sensitive by nature, had experienced a challenging childhood. Her father was often under the influence of alcohol and there was loud fighting in the home until the time of the divorce. After the split, Regina hated going to Dad’s house, and Mom was busy working all the time. So Regina was left alone with her older sisters, who were busy with their own lives.