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What Not to Do

  • Shauna L. Smith

Abstract

Parents often get caught in their old patterns of handling confrontations, and cut off their adult children before they have had the chance to fully express themselves. The result is that issues don’t get resolved and pent-up feelings do not get discharged. If parents were able to allow their adult children to finish more of what they had to say, the initial feelings could be ventilated, and the deeper emotions and issues could be exposed so that they could be addressed and dealt with openly.

Keywords

Adult Child Walk Away Philosophical Statement Initial Feeling Deep Emotion 
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© Shauna L. Smith 1991

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  • Shauna L. Smith

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