Healing Requires Love

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“Healing requires love.  When someone is hurting, whether it be emotionally, physically, or spiritually, it takes being loved in order to find a way out of the pain.  So as a parent, when your child is emotionally hurting and demonstrating the hurt through behavior, remember that the behavior is simply a communication to say: ‘I need to be loved in order to find my way out of the pain within me.’ “.

by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW “100 Daily Parenting Reflections”

Blessings, Melissa


Lucky Charms

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I watched a John Cusack movie the other night.  Cusack is one of my favorite stars and he has been in such a wide variety of movies.  I saw the listing for “Martian Child” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415965/ . A story of a recently widower who adopts a six-year old boy who was abandoned and now thinks he is from Mars (his parents abandoned him at a planetarian) and will only eat Lucky Charms.  Even though there is this magic “turn-the-corner” breakthrough at then end (not totally realistic), the movie has some great parts.  Once of the best scenes,  did and Martian boy are taking their first trip to the supermartket together.  He tells “dad” that he will only eat Lucky Charms and “dad” puts a box into the basket and Martian boy shakes his head no, he needs more.  So they fill nearly the entire basket with Lucky Charms boxes.    They get up to the check out counter and the cashier looks at them with huge surprise and John Cusack just says something like, “we’re Lucky Charms guys.”  Priceless!  What a great example of how to meet your child exactly where they are.  He didn’t worry about what the cashier thought or anyone else and just met his child where he was.  There are some other great examples of this as well in the movie.  Of course it was a plug for Lucky Charms, but a great lesson none the same.

Blessings, Melissa