Our parents, teachers, and other caregivers teach us to cope but are not always good copers themselves and are often unaware of what they are teaching. We learn to eat to relieve anxiety from parents who did this or we react by yelling and slamming doors when angry because we never learned how to discharge our emotions and soothe ourselves. What did your parents teach you about coping? Do you think it was concious or unconscious? Is the coping positive or negative?