Can you offer advice on how I can parent my inner child? Lots of you write about this, and I know its something a lot of survivors of abuse and neglect struggle with. When you’re so deeply wounded as a little one, its no wonder taking care of that younger part is such a challenge.
The main problem I have is that I lose the adult part of myself so completely sometimes, it leaves my inner child unprotected. Immediately I am frightened of everything in the adult world and I get this sens of being small and vulnerable. This happened at work today and I ended up feeling incredibly helpless, because what I felt I needed was to be wrapped up in a blanket and cuddled. And of course it wouldn’t be too appropriate to ask for that in the office.
What helps you when you feel vulnerable? What can you do to make your child part feel safe? I’d really appreciate some help.
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