Dr. Molly Barrow

The Official Dr. Molly Barrow Blog offers educational self help advice about relationships, business, dating, marriage, parenting, teenagers and children, self-esteem, love and romance. Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D in psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles and the self-esteem adventure series, Malia and Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup Out on a Limb. Dr. Molly is a relationship and psychology expert host on progressiveradionnetwork.com and television guest.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Unconditional Love Dr. Molly Barrow Matchlines Relationship Self Help Parenting

After twenty-five years of counseling I believe that if a child has one person who gives them unconditional love and is there for them, then that child can grow into a healthy human being.

Ideally your mother and father are in place and good parents but if they are mentally ill, addicted or deceased, then you may need to be nurtured by others. Perhaps it is your grandmother who adores you, a mentor who teaches you, or a neighbor who simply makes you a cup of tea. Children exposed to unconditional love can learn to give unconditional love to their own children and break a downward spiraling cycle of abuse or neglect. No matter how inadequate parents may be, you can learn to be a consistent loving parent if someone shows you how when you are a young child.

Think back to the one who taught you to give agape love to another person, to yourself or to pet. Pick up a pen and write them a thank you or if they are no longer living, do something in their memory. Remember to be nice to the scrawny kid up the street. You might be their only hope to learn unconditional love.


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