On the impact childhood can have on our adult mental health.
We all were once children. Last week I came across very interesting interview (with capturing title: No one annoys me as much as my mother) which addresses relationship with parents from a perspective of grown up children undergoing psychoterapy. The interviewee is a Polish psychotherapist – Danuta Golec.
I translated a fragment of this interview, which I found very helpful in understanding one of the most crucial parenting skill: containing difficult emotions.
‘What are their [adults who talk about their parents] complaints?
It varies, but I can observe one commonality, which I would call: a lack of psychological consciousness.
Some adults think that they weren’t seen in childhood. Their difficulties and needs – emotional in particular – were pushed away. We are not talking about neglected children; they might have had great conditions – being taken to horse riding, swimming lessons, but parents didn’t know what…
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