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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Maureen McCann
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-28T21:04:11Z
dc.date.available2017-03-28T21:04:11Z
dc.date.issued2000-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/110388
dc.description.abstractText from the first three paragraphs of "Parenting our Adult Children"|From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. A newborn can't even smile at us, yet we are committed to that newborn in a mysterious way, one that even a long night of crying or the worst diaper can't undo.|Then, with wonder, we see recognition in her now-focusing eyes. A smile on his face and a reaction to our voices. The next few years we spend teaching them potty skills, how to hold our hands crossing the street and keeping them safe from the dangers they don't yet understand.|At some imperceptible moment, our role changes and we realize we have to allow them some independence. All of the skills we have poured our lives into at every moment of the day, begin to change. We have to let go. A son climbs a tree and we smile, wave and encourage him, even while calculating whether or not we could catch him - and the distance to the Emergency Room. A daughter walks alone to a neighbor's house, carefully watching traffic but not noticing that we peek from the front porch to make sure she is safe.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCreighton University, Online Ministries
dc.rightsFeel Free to "cut and paste" any of these texts for Parish Bulletinss or Worship Aids. Simpy add this reference: "Taken from Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html. Used with Permission."
dc.subjectOrdinary Time
dc.titleParenting Our Adult Children
dc.typeText
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United States
dc.description.noteActual date of publication unknown. The date in dc.date.issued is arbitrary and used because a date is required for indexing
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/OrdinaryTime/ParentingAdultChildren.html


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