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The Lessons I Learned Stuck with Me


I did not have an easy childhood. I feel as if I had to go through all of it to get me where I am today. I got married in 1983, had 3 children now all grown. I listened to your show during the 80's, in Chicago. I was devastated when you left. I was so happy to have recently found you again, like a treasured long lost friend.

Our 31-year-old is happily married to a stay-at-home mom of our 18 month old grandson. Our 29-year-old daughter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, working with children with autism. Our "Baby", now 25, was kicked out of the house at age 19. He didn't like our rules. We told him to leave his car keys and cell phone. He lived with a buddy for a few months. Eventually he was able to work and get his own apartment. He is now flourishing and working in the family business. My friends asked me how we could do this, and we replied, "Because we love our kid".

Since I have recently found you again, I am thrilled to listen to you and tell you that the lessons I learned from you so many years ago stuck with me!  I am so proud to say that not only am I my grown children's mom and my husband's girlfriend of 34 years, but if I died tomorrow, I have lived ALL my dreams! I finally obtained my dream of having a wonderful husband and 3 terrific children, because of hearing you in my head all these years; even when I thought I lost you.

Thank you for all you did for me and for so many others! 

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Tags: Attitude, Bad Childhood-Good Life, Behavior, Character-Courage-Conscience, Marriage, Parenting, Regarding Dr. Laura, Values
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