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Michael grew up in a great home.Â Mom and dad were both attentive, caring and wanted the best for him.Â But when Michael entered high schoolâ€¦ their good intentions morphed into something they never intended!
A smother mother.Â Michaelâ€™s mom was involved in everything he did.Â He couldnâ€™t make a mistake without his mother jumping in and fixing it.Â He didnâ€™t have to remember anything.Â He didnâ€™t have to be responsible.Â His mother covered it all.
That led to a crisis when Michel was 16.Â He completely shut downâ€¦ and resorted to unhealthy behaviorâ€¦ just to get his mom off his back.Â Smothering our sons always backfires!
And Michaelâ€™s story mirrors too many families today.Â Momâ€¦ take a deep breath and begin backing off!Â Your son will never grow up if he never feels any pain.
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