Let’s check in…

In January of this year, I wrote an article about loving and connecting with our younger selves ( #lovetheyoungeryou ). It seems like this trend has caught on. The Child Mind Institute has many interviews of prominent people sharing their struggles as children and young adults. These interviews are worth watching and a good reminder that we all have a story. Parents of hurt children often need many reminders about connecting with their children outside of the therapeutic setting. Sometimes we ask parents to fill out a “time sheet” about how they spend their day… work, sleep, eat, house chores and time spent with their children. Upon completion of this activity, which can be shown in a pie chart, they are amazed at how little “free” time they spend with their children. They are often amazed where the time goes. 

On that note…

Summer has begun here in Nebraska. Kids are out of school and some parents are feeling the stress about what to do with their kids over the summer. And for parents raising some of the most hurt children, this stress can be severe. We remind parents that the hustle and bustle stress of school is over for a while, so it can be a great time to connect with their children. 

However, sometimes it is hard for caregivers to balance structure and playful, less structured play-time. One way to help parents gain insight is to ask the parents about their favorite memories from childhood…. what did they like to do? … slip and slide, water balloon fights, s’mores, hide and seek outside…. pick up ball games with the neighbors and going to the library, these are a few of my favorites. And for those who are unable to connect with positive memories, ask them to consider doing things now that they wish they could have done as a child. It’s never too late to connect with your inner child.

Encouraging parents to connect with their younger playful selves while connecting with the children can be healing for the whole family. It can be such a wonderful time of the year!

Here’s the link to the Child Mind Institute’s #myyoungerself

Cathy Schweitzer MS, LIMHP

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