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Monday April 27, 2009. CNN iReport.

 
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'Furious' Obama orders review of NY plane flyover

Linda Garcia-Rose, a social worker who counsels post-traumatic stress disorder patients in an office three blocks from where the World Trade Center stood, called the flight an "absolute travesty."  

"There was no warning. It looked like the plane was about to come into us," she said. "I'm a therapist, and I actually had a panic attack." 

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ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
I’m a Single Dad and My Daughter’s About to Get Her Period. Help!
Published on October 23rd, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
My daughter is 10 years old and many of her friends are getting their periods. I’m terrified of speaking with her about it. I have no idea what to say. No idea where to start. How does a father speak to his daughter about something he’s never experienced? Please help. Read Article
 
 
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ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
My Ex Won’t Let Me See or Even TALK to My Kid!
Published on August 5th, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
My ex-partner and I share joint custody of our 12-year-old son, but now she’s stopping me from having any contact with him. Every time we agree on a visit, she doesn’t show up. And now she’s no longer returning my phone calls.I’ve taken to dropping by her house – we live only two blocks apart – but she never answers the door. I bought my son a cell phone so we could communicate despite her interference, but he stopped returning my calls after I introduced him to my new partner a couple of weeks ago. What should I do? Read Article
 
 
ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
How Do You Talk About Your Abusive Ex With His Kids?
Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
I read your post about how to help a child cope with parental abandonment. But my story’s a little more complicated. My ex – my son’s father – was extremely abusive. When my son was 18 months I realized he didn’t need a dad as badly as he needed a mother who wouldn’t cry herself to sleep every night and fear for the next time she’d be told how disgusting she was and be shaken like a rag doll, dragged by her hair, etc.  I left, and thankfully my ex hasn’t found me or pursued custody. My question is…  how do I talk to my son when he’s old enough to ask about his dad? Read Article
 
 
ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
How Do I Explain to my Son that his Mom Abandoned Him?
Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
My partner Jane and I planned to have a baby together, and she carried our son, who is her biological child. When James was 9 months old, Jane – who never really took to being a mom – told me she couldn’t deal with parenting anymore and she abandoned us. I think she may have been suffering from depression. James is now 17 months and I’m the only mom he can remember. It seems pretty clear Jane is not coming back, at least not anytime soon. How should I talk about this with my son as he grows up? Read Article

 

 
 
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ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
My Daughter Met My Girlfriend & Stopped Speaking to Me!
Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
I share custody of my 11-year-old daughter with my ex-wife. I recently introduced my daughter to my girlfriend, who is going to be moving in with me in about a month. Now my daughter refuses to see me.  What should I do? Read Article
 
 
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ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
My Kid Doesn’t Want to Spend the Night at My House!
Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Linda Garcia Rose
After I split with my son’s mother two years ago, we “theoretically” agreed to co-parenting. However, my son, who is now nine years old, hasn’t wanted to spend the night at my house. This has been going on for approximately two years. I have just changed my job to one that requires less business travel, and I want complete co-custody of my son. But how do I deal with his wanting to stay with his mom? Read Article

 

 
 
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ASK LINDA, PSYCHOTHERAPIST & CHOICE MOM: 
“I Can’t Stop Crying About My Divorce. How Can I Pull It Together for the Kids?”
Dear Linda,
My husband was the love of my life. Or so I thought. We’re divorcing after 12 years together and I just can’t stop crying. I want to pull it together for the kids, but I often am just overcome with grief. I feel like my best friend – and my life plan – have both died. To make it worse, the kids are reacting to the tension and are acting out. Which just adds to the stress and sadness and makes it harder for me to hold it together. How I can cope? Read Article