Caring for Our Inner Child
No one has a “perfect” childhood but the need to reparent ourselves is especially critical when our needs were consistently unmet.
Childhood wounds can interrupt our lives into adulthood but thankfully we can still learn, heal and grow.
How we respond to this internalized child can make all the difference.
Reparenting ourselves in adulthood helps our Inner Child feel love, celebrated and supported.
When we ignore or criticize that younger part of ourselves, they can take over in unhelpful ways, until we listen.
Examples of Reparenting Self-Talk:
"I know the world doesn't make sense right now. I know you're hurting and scared."
"I want you to know that I'm here for you. I'm going to take care of you."
"I'll protect you and make sure you're safe. I've got your back."
Examples of Reparenting Action: