Posted by annierose on April 29, 2005, at 7:00:34
In reply to Re: You'll laugh at this. » Pfinstegg, posted by Pfinstegg on April 28, 2005, at 23:37:49
Sorry for cutting into your conversation. I go to therapy 3x per week, and lie down more often than not. Like Pfinstegg, I sit up when I'm angry or I feel like I need to reconnect with her, (I told her "I need to be sure that you're there."). But I do prefer lieing down 90% of the time, once I got accustomed to it.
Regarding telling kids. I have a 11 year old with anxiety that also goes to therapy. My T has encouraged me to tell her about my childhood in small doses. Last week when my daughter and I had a heart to heart (after some kids called her a nerd at school) she cried. I saw it as a breakthrough of sorts. Instead of her being angry over what she sees as an unfair life, I got through to her real hurt.
Funny story, one evening my daughter was angry with me "Mom, you're ruining my life" when I told her she had to get off the computer. She quipped back, "I'm going to call your therapist and tell her that you are the worse mom in the world." My husband and I laughed out loud, which took her by surprise. She turned off the computer and hugged me. Girls = hormones. One minute I'm her favorite person, and 30 seconds later, I'm extremely unpopular. So happy I have a boy too, who is all love and hugs.