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In the end... Mental Kindness IS mental toughness

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Being mentally kind to oneself allows one to be resilient. To never give up. To stick to the plan because we're worth it, and we are kind enough to ourselves to keep our promises. That inner child is EXPECTING the inner parent to help him/her do this... to show up at the game or the party or the school play.

Does your inner parent spoil your inner child? If so, is that kind?

So, in essence, the inner parent has to be mentally tough... to be mentally kind to that inner child. Encourage your inner child today: we can do this!

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    My inner child is being a brat right now and needs to be parented. I forgot for two seconds that I'm a good Mom - thanks for the reminder!
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    2131 days ago
    I think that Steve Siebold could learn a lot from your relationship between the inner child and inner parent. He's very condemning of what he calls "adolescent" thinking (the emotional demand for instant gratification) and rightly so. But there's a place for childlike spontaneity and joy too!! (So long as it doesn't involve self-destructive indulgence . . . ). Relentless stern hectoring: not good, not necessary, not kind!!
    2132 days ago
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    Another great one!! My inner adult is a little too permissive sometimes with the allowance of salty snacks. Has to set some boundaries before the maintenance is in jeopardy..
    2133 days ago
    I so agree! So many times it SEEMS easier for the parent to "cave in" and give the child what they request rather than do the RIGHT thing and make a WISE choice. Great blog! Hugs!
    2134 days ago
    Very true. And we'd be wise to remember that. I know I do so much better when my inner parent cares enough to show up and nurture the hurting inner child. Great blog.
    2134 days ago
    Here's to encouragement in all its forms!
    2134 days ago
    Nice!------ I need to be kind to my inner child to-day!-I do enjoy your blogs Barb!--They are very informative---make me think--*S*-Lynda
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