May 17

Hi Everyone,

This Friday, May 17, Dr. Rita Oliverio will be leading the group in a program called, “You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation.”  Here is a description of the book’s premise:

Mothers and daughters speak the same language–but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the right balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other’s power and underestimates her own. 
Why do daughters complain that their mothers always criticize, while mothers feel hurt that their daughters shut them out? Why do mothers and daughters critique each other on the Big Three–hair, clothes, and weight–while longing for approval and understanding? And why do they scrutinize each other for reflections of themselves? 

See the author in a four-minute interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFqwwvvorJ0

Our last session will be May 17, and we will resume our weekly meetings on September 13, 2013

Coming attractions:

Community Dinner – May 15 – Favorite chicken casseroles.  To volunteer, contact Donna dlrisch@nycap.rr.com

 

Craft Nights – to make crafts for the Country Fair – July 16 and 17 at 7:00.  All are welcome.

 

I’m sure you will enjoy the program on Friday, May 17 at 9:00.

 

Grace and peace,

Denise