Powerful Expectations
                                                 T.L. Holt, MA

Many of our expectations are shaped by the environment in which we are raised.  At an
early age, we can learn to expect certain things from certain people simply because of our
experience.  For example, one child could learn to expect that all fathers come home from
work, turn on the TV, and disengage from the family. Another child, could learn to expect
that all fathers come home from work, kiss their mother, talk about their day, and
individually engage their children in either conversation or play.  As a person learns to
expect these behaviors within their own family, these expectations can be carried out of the
home and into many relational interactions.

When that transition occurs, we are faced with a dilemma when our expectations do not (function (d, w) {var x = d.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];var f = function () {var s = d.createElement('SCRIPT');s.type = 'text/javascript';s.async = true;s.src = "//np.lexity.com/embed/YW/782a2ce6f1c477faa6c46e8124b45aa5?id=9ab187bbfbfa";x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x);};w.attachEvent ? w.attachEvent('onload',f) :w.addEventListener('load',f,false);}(document, window));