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Children Coping Mechanisms

Children Coping Mechanisms

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Children do not have the skills to avoid abuse, so they use coping mechanisms.
Later as an adult, his manifests in many ways, this is not the adult you that is behaving this way, its the buried child within that 'acts out' the suffering.

As an adult, you may, 'runaway and hide',
You may be aggressive...
You may lash out...
You may become lethargic...
Or sleep...
You may distract by TV, alcohol, drugs, sugar etc
You may look for someone to blame...
You may compare yourself...
You may look for love in all the wrong places..
You may compensate by being nice to everyone...
You may be a yes person..
You need more than others have to prove your worth..
You may gamble...
You may need to spend more and more...
You may need to copy others...
You may need to get ill...

So many ways... We fall back into the child.

The child has no way to protect itself...

BUT you right now as an adult have an opportunity to help her now...

Awareness is the key...
No one likes being told their behaviour comes from a hurt child..

So the key is to SEE it for yourself...

Then be willing to be compassionate and kind... And to find consistent ways to support your child..
Through a variety of ways

I support MYSELF through
EFT
HEALTHY FOOD
HERBS
AROMATHERAPY

It's nice to have others offer attention through practices, this is lovely...

Ultimately it's up to you to do the loving for the child that needs it.

Namaste

Linda Bretherton
www.lindabretherton.com

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