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Basics of Parentification

Understanding Parentification  Another way this term is described is parent–child role reversal A child that’s feels obligated to act as a parent to their parent or sibling. Parentification in some cases is more mental and takes on physical attributes, but there's also other forms. Instrumental parentification  child completing physical tasks for the family, such as looking after a sick relative, paying bills, or providing assistance to younger siblings that would normally be provided by a parent. Emotional parentification Basics of Parentification when a child or adolescent must take on the role of a confidante or mediator for (or between) parents or family members. While it’s known that the oldest sibling is known to take on a parental role it can also turn into some negate traits in your love life because you are use to taking on roles that may have nothing to do with you. I would call it over-extending yourself. What is parentification & ways to fix it Basics of

What is your inner child?

what is your inner child? The term "inner child" refers to a psychological and emotional concept that represents the childlike aspect of a person's personality.  This childlike part of ourselves is often seen as the part of us that is curious, imaginative, spontaneous, playful, and creative.   The inner child is the sum of all the experiences, feelings, and memories that we have accumulated from childhood until now. It's the part of us that remembers the innocence and wonder of childhood and the freedom to express ourselves without fear of judgment or criticism.   When we experience trauma or emotional wounds as children, our inner child can become wounded and develop coping mechanisms that may not be healthy or functional. This wounded inner child can cause emotional pain and can manifest in different ways, such as fear, anger, or low self-esteem.   Inner child work is a therapeutic approach that helps individuals reconnect with their inner child, heal emotion