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Parenting: Our First Green & Red Relationship Flags

Mental Healthcare Monday First Look:

According to U.S.A. Today, the first Father's Day was celebrated in the U.S. in 1910, "but it took more than six decades for the day to become official." online reports that, "Father's Day was was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, a woman from Spokane, Washington. Dodd was inspired to create the holiday after attending a Mother's Day church service in 1909. She was the daughter of a Civil War veteran named William Jackson Smart, who had raised her and her five siblings as a single father." Dodd felt that fathers deserved their own special day of recognition, so she began a campaign to establish Father's Day."

With Father's Day here, many are reflecting on a mixture of gratitude and excitement, to grief, estrangement or other kinds of loss. Or simply giving thought to the kind of father they will be, want to become or the father figures they had in their lives.

We often think of red and green flags in our relationships with intimate partners, dating and spouses.

It is rare however, that we consider that our very first attachment patterns of what is healthy, unhealthy, interdependent or codependent are set up through our caregiver/parenting experiences and our relationships to our fathers and mothers...our maternal and paternal attachment wins or wounds.

Take a first look in advance at our Monday, CBS Morning Mental Healthcare Tip of the Day on CBS Austin from Bella J. Rockman, discussing Protectiveness vs. Possessiveness, something we can all consider in our parenting and relationship building.

See if something resonates for you.

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Together, we can move the needle just a bit, to help humanity heal, one person and one day at a time.

Happy Father's Day,


Neuropyschotherapist, LPC, M.A. & Social Scientist


Jrocktherapy Academy

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