Our development centers around relationships. One function of those relationships is something called co-regulation which happens because of neuron in the human brain called mirror neurons. If you have a teen that is causing mischief, is overly clingy and generally doing some behaviors that don’t quite fit their stereotypical developmental stage get closer to them. The nearness to you will help them regulate themselves through your example.
What gives me a false sense of accomplishment or autonomy that is really an imbalance?
Spending time sharing your experiences with other people dealing with chronic skin problems can also help, as it then feels more normal.
It is understood that sex addiction like all addictions impacts the 3 – basic human functions including biology – psychology – mood/emotion.
We all communicate in different ways- the spoken word isn’t the only way to communicate and just because you are talking, doesn’t mean that you are getting your message across.
Kids know things. Like a lot.
I don’t know about you but I accept the challenge. I accept the challenge of learning how to sustain in unbelievable circumstances, the challenge of growth, and the challenge of just plain old life. There is no manual to this thing, but I know in times like these we wish there were. But look at the history.
Your child’s discomfort is okay and necessary! Tell them so as well. Set the expectation that it will pass as soon as they get used to xyz and when they leave the nest they will be more ready to take on the world. The best place to learn these lessons are in the comfort of a loving home.
It is important to send the message that there are others out there like you and they have thrived. The good thing is that the child doesn’t have to get personal or share details because the focus is simply on psycho education. Usually it’s best to incorporate some type of game or otherwise it feels like endless homework, I mean after all these are children.
We are all in this together! I keep hearing that, but never have I felt more alone. I am a social person, I thrive on the connections I share with my family, friends, and co-workers. I know this is heavy- so let me explain.