For many of us in recovery, the holidays offered an opportunity to reflect on the passing-down of intergenerational wisdom. We were able to reunite with parents who live at a distance and spend quality time with the kids.
Some agonize over what they feel is missing in their family. Others have moved on to repair or build anew family ties with their own children. It’s a new year and a good time to think about the emotional maturity it takes to be a parent and a child. (What with Santa checking his naughty list and spoiling the kids.)
Parenting in Recovery – Best of Blog
Here’s my favorite Excursions articles on “Parenting in Recovery” including one of my own…
Couldn’t Do This if I Was Still Boozing… I had one of those classic “couldn’t do this if I was still boozing” parenting moments the other day. Our 9-year-old had a friend over for a sleepover and late in the evening (around 9.30pm) we were interrupted in the living room by a little boy in […]
I regularly go to a meeting, where once a month we have a “fireball” format in which the sharer picks someone from the group and gives them a topic. It seems I have been given the topic of “being a parent in recovery” multiple times. I always get the feeling that everyone is expecting me to […]
I love self-help books. It’s embarrassing… but I’m, like, drawn to them. It may be the natural counselor in me. I’ve read: French Women Don’t Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love; Succulent, Wild Women: Dancing with Your Wonder-Full Self; Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams; and my most recent late […]