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Best of Our Blogs: April 2, 2010

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

Watch where you’re sitting and don’t believe everything you’re hearing; it was April Fool’s Day yesterday! According to Time.com, in 1998 USA Today had a full page ad advertising Burger King’s latest burger for its 1.4 million left-handed customers. Would you believe a left-handed whopper? Customers lined up at Burger King to try the new burger, where the fast food restaurant had their condiments rotated to accommodate left-handers. Or how about the hoax that left French citizens cringing in horror when in 1986 their newspaper The Parisien reported that the Eiffel Tower would be moved to the Euro Disney theme park?

But don’t worry, there will be no foolery or hoax here, just really great blogs for the week. I’ve rounded up this week’s top 5 list for you to pick and choose. Happy reading!

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Best of Our Blogs: April 2, 2010

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  1. I am happy that someone is writing about this subject. I am a bi-polar person and a social worker working with the mentally ill. I know from my own experiences with my family that yes, I was blamed. I was the “problem” it was never my family that was at fault, etc. One of the best things to happen to me was to finally physically move out of my house and realize, from a distance, what was going on there that was terribly wrong. My feeling is this – we all grow up, to some degree, believing that what our parents say is “right.” After all they are our parents they are supposed to know right from wrong? But this is so far from true! Parents are so often wrong, especially with the mentally ill child. They often are not loving, they are distant, and they are unable to look at themselves as a main part of what is going on with their child. (God forbid it’s not just the kid’s fault!) So, as a social worker, I try to advocated for my clients that the “correct” choice for a person is often NOT to stay with an unsupportive, unhealthy family that SEEMS caring, etc, but upon further inspection, is very far from being a loving support for anyone. Let’s begin to ask hard questions of family members during family meetings, maybe the home is not the best place right now, maybe your son or daughter will find more support outside of the house, in an apartment, residence, etc. Sometimes you just can’t change the parents, siblings, etc! With bother to try???

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