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Thread #149881   Message #3489961
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
13-Mar-13 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Psychobabble!
Subject: RE: BS: Psychobabble!
Psychobabble is mostly in the world of women, and few of you seem to know much about women. Read 'Bridget Jones' Diary' and get back to us.

It doesn't have to do with serious mental illness like schizophrenia. It has to do with emotions in everyday life.

By the way, the mother whose little boy I caught cried 'Thanks!' She knew danger when she saw it.

Here's another example. Years ago, my sister-in-law and her husband debated whether it was a good idea to let their little baby stand up on the couch and then catch her when she lost her balance, which was immediately. One parent thought it would instill timidity; the other thought it would build trust.

Notice that they only thought of emotions. They ignored the simple fact that the baby might fall or twist in an unexpected way and get hurt. In psychobabble, emotions rule. They also ignored the fact that the baby was too little to remember any of this anyhow.