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How To Get In Touch With Your Inner Child

  • Become aware. Accept that you have an inner child and get to know it.
  • Get to know what your inner child needs. What we did not receive from our caregivers as children is often exactly what we need.
  • Take responsibility. You have to recognize that it wasn’t fair and it hurt. Now you are the adult saddled with the responsibility of re-parenting yourself.
  • Become a parent and friend to your inner child. Take inventory of what you did not receive as a child and what needs still need to be met.

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What It Means To Be Parentified

What It Means To Be Parentified

Parentification is when a child is forced to take on the role of an adult. Many children get pushed into the role of caretake for their younger siblings or become the referee in their parent’s arguments.

When caregivers aren’t able to fully show up for themselves, children...

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Signs That You Were Parentified as a Child

Signs That You Were Parentified as a Child

If you relate to any of the signs on this list, it might be helpful to get in touch with your inner child and allow yourself to experience that part of you.:

  1. Don’t really remember "being a kid”
  2. Trouble with play or “letting loose”
  3. Like to feel in control
  4. Pu...

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Things Your Inner Child Might Need

Things Your Inner Child Might Need

Find a way to honor your inner child consistently by offering what it might need.

  • Structure: Create structure in your day through routine, scheduling, or having a set bedtime or wake up time.
  • Play and Freedom: Add moments of safe play in you...

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Find a way to honor your inner child consistently by offering what it might need.

  • Structure: Create structure in your day through routine, scheduling, or having a set bedtime or wake up time.
  • Play and Freedom: Add moments of safe play in you...

When you desire to forgive

If you decide you are willing to forgive, find a good place and time to be alone with your thoughts.

  • Think about the incident that angered you. Accept that it happened, how you felt about it and how it made you react.
  • Acknowledge the growth you experienced as a result...

How to embrace the truth within

  • Recognise when you're telling yourself the story you rather want to hear. If you talk yourself into it or try to justify it, then it's probably a story, not the truth.
  • Don't act based on the story. The more you support the story with actions and co...

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