Posted by R on February 12, 2002 at 12:50:54:
In Reply to: A CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER IS LOOKING FOR INPUT ON BEING RAISED IN A GREEK FAMILY posted by ELLENY on February 10, 2002 at 21:35:21:
i was wondering if i could write you an email about my opinions, with relation to a personal situation I've dealing with right now. I've been looking for a greek or greek-american social worker to speak to, but have had no luck. If you could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that way i could write you. i don't feel comfortable sharing it with this entire messageboard. thanks so much!
: I AM A GREEK CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER IN NEW YORK WHO IS IN FULL-TIME PRIVATE PRACTICE. MY INTEREST AT THIS TIME IS IN WRITING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENTAL STRUGGLES OF CHILDREN GROWING UP IN GREEK-AMERICAN FAMILIES, WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE CULTURAL NARCISSISM THAT APPEARS TO COMPLICATE THE RESOLUTION OF OUR SEPARATION/AUTONOMY ISSUES. (THAT'S A LITTLE PSYCHOBABBLE FOR "WE GREEK KIDS SOMETIMES HAVE A PARTICULARLY TOUGH TIME GROWING UP, AND I WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHY.") I AM ASKING FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUCH AS, "WHEN YOU COMPARE YOUR EXPERIENCES IN GROWING UP AND BECOMING INDEPENDENT OF YOUR PARENTS WITH THE EXPERIENCES OF YOUR NON-GREEK FRIENDS, WHAT DO YOU THINK WERE THE DIFFERENCES, IF ANY?" AND "AS A GREEK KID, DO YOU THINK THAT YOU WORRIED MORE ABOUT DISAPPOINTING YOUR PARENTS THAN NON-GREEK KIDS DID - AND, IF SO, WHY?"
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