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A Father’s GiftRobert Brooks, Ph.D.

How quickly another year has gone by!  It seems like such a short time ago that I wrote my June, 2017 article and noted as I do now that this will be my last website column until September.  As I have expressed each June, I remain very appreciative of the feedback, questions, and insights received from my readers.  My main goal in writing these articles continues to be to convey information and ideas that might serve as a catalyst for self-reflection and self-change. *          *          * I am writing this on Father’s Day.  Perhaps because it is Father’s Day, it heightens my awareness of how fortunate I was to have had such a loving, supportive father in my life as well as an equally loving, supportive mother.  In my presentations for parents I often describe an experience with my dad that involves the last words he said to me before he died.  I will share these words later in this column, but first I want to explain why they have recently taken on even more meaning for me. This past month has been very busy and exciting professionally.  I conducted a week-long “resilience across the lifespan” seminar in Galway, Ireland—the

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