Thursday, July 05, 2012

How To Tell If Your Child Is a Centaur and What You Can Do About It

1. A sudden interest in a cult, rather than an accepted religion.
2. The inability to sustain a personal love relationship -- drawn more to "group" experiences.
3. A tendency to talk in vague philosophical terms, never to the point.
4. An intense, "far-out" interest in poetry and art.
5. Constant ridiculing of any form of organized government.
6. A righteous attitude, never admitting any personal faults.
7. An increasing absentee record at school.
8. A tendency to date only members of different races and creeds. Namely, horse-people.

"Naturally, some of these signs may be observed in perfectly normal adolescents, but it is when the majority of the traits are present that the child is on the way to becoming a 'centaur,'" Dr. Rosenbaum said.

"There are also the fairly obvious signs like shaggy hair and no clothing. But those alone do not make a 'centaur.' Sometimes it's just a fad."

Dr. Rosenbaum: "There must be a reconstruction of the family unit, with much expression of love. Parents should work and play, though not horse-play, with these young people to show that all the family members care about one another."

"There must be a great deal of dialogue -- sometimes very painful dialogue -- to establish a new position of belief for the young people. They will deny they're hostile until their last whinny."

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18 comments:

  1. Thank god you posted this! Now I know the warning signs I can look out for them in my children as they grow. The last thing we need in this family is a centaur!

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    1. I don't know, Fern. It could help with prophecy ;-)

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    1. You know, that brings up an interesting point. You don't hear of many female centaurs.

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  3. LOL. "sometimes it's just a fad". Ha. My kid has come up with some doozie fads in his day. None of them took off however! (thank goodness)

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    1. But your centaur kid could have horsed around with Marion ;-)

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  4. I like this, I agree with you..It's to late for me though..Oh wait, the grandchildren...I forgot..Thanks for the tips..Susie

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    1. Oh, yes. If the grandchildren clop too loudly you can send them galloping back to their parents ;)

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  5. This made me smile Ben..thank you..there is a definite gap in the market at the moment for centaur -teens...werewolves..vampires..trolls aplenty..gallop on in there!

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  6. Now, see, I am going backwards through posts I've missed and my eyeballs are now clicking and I have to go find a brace from getting whiplash...

    I thought that the sounds of my late daughters footsteps sounded remarkably cloppish in her teens...

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    1. Oh, no! I hope you had some just-in-case oats in the pantry :)

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    1. Me too! Maybe I should write a story on them. Hmm.

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  8. Ah good one mate, they love astrology too, dont they ? , Star gazers from way back

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    1. Oh, yes. More so when they're older, I imagine.

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