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How Teens Can Grow After Loss
Thursday, May 01, 2014 by Cynthia Waderlow MSE, LCSW
The following is taken from a talk given at Brother Rice High School in the spring of 2013.

When you look at your life, that of an adolescent, you know that the person you are becoming has been influenced a thousand times by your parents, your siblings, your friends.  We take powerful messages, appraisals and views of life and the world into ourselves from those we most closely relate to.  We also take in reflections about how these influential friends and family members see us.  And we take note when one of these individuals recognizes our undiscovered talents or gifts.  When someone says, “I want you to be looked at by a soccer scout,” or, “I know you can make it to the regionals,” this is no small affirmation...
From the desk of Father Rubey
Thursday, May 01, 2014 by Father Rubey
In May our country celebrates Mother’s Day which is a day when we honor our Mothers who are still here and fondly remember those Mothers who are a part of the hereafter. For those Mothers who are grieving the death of a child from suicide or those children who are grieving the loss of a Mother from suicide this is an especially painful day. It is a day when families go out for brunch to honor Mothers and do something special for the Mothers in our lives. The day is fraught with a lot of pain for grief stricken people who are painfully reminded that a special person is absent from these festivities. There is a missing card or a card that can’t be given to a missing Mother. This is a day that grieving people would like to have stricken from the calendar. Unfortunately that won’t happen.