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CAL – Item # P-9 – How Can I Help My Children?

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P-9WHAT I LEARNED:  1. “Helping” is a tricky word in this program.  This pamphlet basically boils down to setting a good example & “Secure your own mask first” before assisting children (or anyone else for that matter).  It’s full of tips, personal stories, a checklist for parents, Steps, Traditions, slogans, & an excerpt from the pamphlet Dear Mom & Dad (P-67).

2. I’m glad to see that Alateen is encouraged in this pamphlet because I just read a passage on page 111 from Many Voices, One Journey (B-31) of something I’ve never thought about before: “You often hear asked, ‘Why are the Al-Anons so frightened of these kids?’  I don’t think we’re frightened at all of the kids.  I think we are frightened of finding out the harm we did.   of what we have done to our children, afraid to look.”  Whoa – deep!   Although I’m not a parent, as an aunt, once I see that we all have our masks secured & are able to breathe freely, I have to let go of my fear of whatever my niece & nephew discover   & that includes how they feel about me.

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2 thoughts on “CAL – Item # P-9 – How Can I Help My Children?

  1. Thank you, Pat, for your insight and applications of the readings. Glad to have you back. Blessings and prayers. Patty L.

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