John Rosemond, American Columnist answered a question recently from a parent who’s 12-year-old told them he was thinking about suicide. FIRST! They were lucky he talked to them in the FIRST place…..most people DON’T talk about it, they just do it!
Those left behind spend the rest of their lives asking, “What could I have possibly done to prevent this loss of precious life?”
1. Make statements as opposed to asking questions! Give facts such as, “To be honest, suicide is an inappropriate response to a problem, no matter how big the problem seems to be at the moment, so let’s talk about real solutions rather than dwelling on your feelings, etc.” FACTS instead of FEELINGS! Lead the conversations to get the individual to think correctly about ways to find solutions to the problems that are creating the “out of control emotions”.
Go to John Rosemond’s Face Book Page or just Google his name and get his books. His parenting advice (old school) about raising children is excellent and he gives a lot of valuable advice.
Remember, if you are lucky enough to get to talk about it…………FACTS not FEELINGS!
YAY!!!! It has been literally months since I have been able to get to my e-mails and I can finally see your blogs again!!! I have a lot of catching up to do but just wanted you to know that I have loved and enjoyed John Rosemond for many, many years and think so highly of him that I order his calendar when someone has a baby and that is one of the best gifts you can give to a new parent!! It is a perpetual calendar so you can use it year after year. Everyone I give his calendar to always thank me and tell me they, too, continue to use and read it year after year. It was so nice that you all came home early so that we could see you and get our Awesome Hugs!! Have a great Friday the 13th, it is my Mom’s Birthday in Heaven. She was born on Friday the 13th and had her 13th Birthday on Friday the 13th so in our Family, it was and still is a very Special day, just like her. I am finally on my way to bed. Got the bread baked and wrapped. Nighty night and sweet dreams. Love and hugs!!!