We discuss two related topics:

Know anyone who lives life through their children?  Can you be too close to your children?  Do you know parents that have a case of the “We’s” – Do you find parents who say things like “We are trying to make the soccer team” or “We decided to do ballet this summer.”   This can sometimes be a sign that parents might be a little too close to their children.

We also discuss a related term called “Empathetic Distress” based on an article that appeared in “Spirituality & Health- Is It Possible To Be Empathetic To A Fault?”  Can there be a dark side to compassion?  We discuss how you might be getting the exact opposite result of your intention.