Are children allowed in meetings?

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Re: Are children allowed in meetings?

Postby ezdzit247 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:00 pm

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect all children brought to AA meetings to be well mannered and quiet. If they aren't......

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Re: Are children allowed in meetings?

Postby Noels » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:58 pm

:lol: hehehehe good one EZ :lol: totally agree with you :lol: we must remember though that the ones supposed to have set the example could hardly take care of themselves never mind teach the child manners or etiquette :lol:
I rather take that irritation and turn it into gratitude for that alcoholic being there - kid and all - than allow it to distract my focus from the speaker :lol: we are able to reach a level of focus where nothing else penetrate. Gratitude in all situations is the key .
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Re: Are children allowed in meetings?

Postby RosieF » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:48 pm

Noels wrote:If we can't say something in front of a child its probably something inappropriate which shouldn't be shared in a group situation anyways.
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An AA group is supposed to be a safe place, where you can trust the other members not to judge you and where ANYTHING is appropriate, and the retelling and ownership of sordid secrets is often a therapeutic path to recovery. My advice - share as if the child isn't there and if the parent doesn't like it then hopefully they won't bring the child the next time.
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