"It seems to me (a mother) that before P.E.T. I had to play certain roles-be a certain way.
I don't think I have to be that way anymore.
I'm free to be me.
And to risk that I'll still be loved and accepted, and if not, well that's all right...And it's freed my husband to be more open, more willing to talk about things and not hold feelings in...The whole thing about sending an honest
I-Message about how you feel ... I feel now it's OK for me to say, "I don't have time for it or I can't do it right now."
"My son, four years old at the time, had developed the habit of sliding on his rear down the carpeted stairs...