Thursday, February 2, 2012

Triumph Over Childhood Pain

Family First VoiceAmerica™

I am a big advocate of prevention. Listen in to hear the importance of good parenting, how to overcome residual childhood pain yourself or in someone you care about, and how to minimize it for your own children if you are a parent!

Today’s research is showing that many of the troubles adults are having stem from unresolved pain from childhood. Yet some adults go on to lead satisfying productive lives after experiencing horrendous childhoods. What’s the difference between the two? How can an adult recover from childhood troubles which are still affecting their approach to life? And how can today’s parents spare their children from having to deal with these issues as adults? My guest this week is James Krehbiel, who is a long-time educator and professional counselor who has been helping adults to deal with many emotional issues by overcoming their troubled childhood experiences and what he calls the “magical illusion” of childhood which many people carry into adulthood. James will share with us some insights from his new book Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life about how ineffective parenting can set us up for these challenges and how these can be overcome or prevented in the first place.

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James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT is an educator, author, licensed professional counselor and nationally certified cognitive-behavioral therapist practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. He specializes in working with patients with anxiety, depression, the emotional effects of pain management issues, and high functioning autistic spectrum disorders. He served as a teacher and guidance counselor for 30 years and has taught graduate-level counselor education courses for Chapman University of California. James received his post-graduate counseling training at Northern Illinois University. He has published numerous articles. In 2005, he self-published Stepping Out of the Bubble: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Counseling Therapy ( His latest book, Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life: Healing from the Battle Scars of Youth (New Horizon Press) is about the impact of troubled childhoods on adult functioning. He can be reached at

Get great strategies for overcoming a tough childhood and for preventing childhood pain for your kids! Listen in Friday at 4 PM ET, 1 PM PT, or any time afterwards on archive, at this link:

Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tips: Never forget that parenting is always the greatest influence on a child's life. That's true even if it's an absentee parent. Time spent with your child is always worthwhile if you are sharing your love, wisdom, experience, and guidance, and celebrating the goodness in your child.

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