Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Make Your Parents Resent You: Celebrate Mother’s Day

ATLANTA, Ga. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you want to make sure your mother resents you, make a big deal about celebrating Mother’s Day.

That’s the advice of a licensed marriage and family therapist in Atlanta, Georgia, who believes Mother’s and Father’s Day should be abolished permanently.

Hal Runkel says Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sound great in theory, but celebrating them reminds parents just how much their lives are centered around their kids.

He says Mother’s Day is supposed to be for moms but a lot of families end up in activities designed to make the kids happy – like going to Chuck E. Cheese.

As he puts it, “Putting your kids at the center of your life makes them self-centered – and then expecting them to suddenly show appreciation one day a year puts a lot of pressure on them.”

Plus, he says parents often feel resentment the day after Mother’s or Father’s Day when things go back to normal and the kids no longer obey them.

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