An American revolution in child rearing has tiptoed in on little cat feet. One sign of it is the locution "quality time," by which busy and uneasy adults tell themselves that the diminished quantity of time they are spending with their children is redeemed by its quality. Another sign is crib mobiles, which arrived in the s, harbingers of today's vast smorgasbord of learning accessories for babies. Wonder why there are so many television programs about childlike adults "Seinfeld," "Friends," "Ally McBeal"? These reflect "the elongation of youth" by those who "loiter on the outskirts of adulthood," dressed in jeans and sneakers like prepubescent children. Notice the cartoons for adult viewers "The Simpsons," "King of the Hill". And the "juvenilization" of movies that attract undifferentiated audiences of adults and children "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones". When children are regarded as little adults, adults become childish. So says Kay S.
About the "Little Adult" Personality Subself. Have you known a minor child who was unusually sober, serious, and responsible? Such kids may a come from low-nurturance families, and b feel they must protect their wounded caregivers and siblings be-cause no one else will. With caregiver encouragement, such kids de-velop a strong "Little Adult" personality subself which feels responsi-ble for other family members' welfare and comfort, and "keeping the fa-mily together. David Elkind's book The Hurried Child describes this, tho it doesn't acknowledge personality subselves. Such kids can grow into over-responsible, controlling, codependent adults, who feel excessive guilt if they don't ignore their own needs self neglect to prevent and reduce other people's problems. By definition, adults strongly influenced by Little-Adult and related subselves are wounded and have a disabled true Self. They may become increasingly frustrated and unhappy at not achieving balanced, interdependent pri-mary relationships. They may also unconsciously shame their own kids for "being selfish," "immature," not "taking care of other people.
She was a mormon and he finally joined the church at For 40 years there was a disconnect and she really viewed him as a lesser person cause he wasn't a member. No matter what anyone says. He will always downplay it. He does not place the marriage above it. It doesn't get better. As Joanna said, marriage takes some work no matter what, but being married to your best friend, and listening to the spirit brings great blessings.
Some days there is so much pain that I can barely type. I just started dating this guy and not only is he in the army, but also a doctor. They therefore have a high standard to work toward. That being said, when you marry a doctor, you marry the profession too. This question is for any person that could explain to me that why is it that I do not feel contruble that my fiance needs to see other patients nude if this is his line of wk. I'd like to reiterate, though, that sheer physical exhaustion isn't as much of a problem for me as it might be for a med student or a doctor, so he might be deserving of the benefit of doubt if he doesn't keep in touch regularly. Certainly there are such people in the church, but there are such people in any organization, and I would challenge you to remember that the members are also individuals with thoughts, feelings and the ability to rebel in their own ways. I don't think anyone here intended a dismissal of the girl as a human being by stating such. If you are dating a Mormon girl, then always wear a good shirt, jeans or pants, and avoid T-shirts with offensive wording or graphics. Mormon girls are thirsting for strong, confident, masculine men.