Aaron’s Graduation in Boston on May 20th

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In our last Newsletter, I shared some exciting news with everyone about my oldest son, Aaron.  On May 20th, he graduated from medical school in Boston.  The Dean invited my husband Rick (who’s a physician) to present him with his diploma.  Needless to say, Rick and I were elated!  A wise parenting coach once told me that pride is all about the parent.  If the child is performing to the parent’s standards (and making them look good), the parent is proud of him.  If not, not so much…and the fireworks begin as the parent tries to make the child live up to their expectations.  Respect, on the other hand, is all about the child’s attributes (kindness, generosity, compassion, humor) which are present and wonderful at all times; even when s/he makes poor choices.  Diana Sterling went on to say that respect should be spoken audibly and often to the child.  I couldn’t wait to tell Aaron how much I respect his perseverance, hard work, and commitment in attaining his medical degree.  His graduation was a beautiful moment for all of us.  Everything was a blur, but I managed to take a couple of pictures.  I wanted to share them with you, so you could celebrate with us.  Speaking of important relationships, Lisa & I will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in July.  We’re so honored that we achieved our initial goal.  You can read more about our Gevurah Team here.  It’s such a worthy cause, it’s never too late to participate!  Thanks everyone.

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