By Chandrama Anderson
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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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Parents Texting with Kids in the Car
Uploaded: Aug 29, 2014
I see parents texting with kids in the car more and more often now, and it scares me.
I am going to be blunt here: Do you want to risk killing your kids, or make it such that they have no mother or father to raise them? What about the kids and parents in other cars if you cause a wreck?
What are we teaching our children about texting in the car once they are driving, if we are modeling this behavior?
A friend of mine was recently in an accident in which the other driver ran the stop sign and T-boned her; it totaled her car and gave her a concussion.
I see heads down, big gaps between cars at red lights, no movement forward when the light turns green.
The research is in; even talking
on the phone in the car is akin to having an alcohol level of 0.08, the legal blood-alcohol limit!
Yes, I am ranting. This scares the hell out of me. My son is 18, a relatively new driver; I want him as safe as possible on the road.
Seriously, whatever it is, it can wait. Otherwise, pull over. Please don't endanger all of our kids.
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