Thursday, February 21, 2008

[Daily Groove] Inner Separation Anxiety (Part 1)

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noellewww.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove:: Inner Separation Anxiety (Part 1) ::Babies and small children often become anxious whenthey're physically separated from their familiarcaregivers, especially their mothers. This instinctivereaction is known as *separation anxiety*.Sometimes a parent's physical presence is enough toallay separation anxiety, but children feel mostsecure when their parents are *fully* present:body, mind, and spirit.In other words, your child may be right there in yourarms yet be experiencing a kind of "inner separation"anxiety because you're mentally, emotionally, and/orspiritually "absent."Ironically, parents often *worry* about theirchildren's anxiety, not realizing that worryingundermines their inner presence, thus increasingtheir children's anxiety!Today, look for a correlation between your child'sstate and your own. Is s/he more anxious when you feeloff-center in some way? If so, let your child'sanxiety serve as a reminder to practice centering.Take a deep breath and affirm your intention to befully present -- here and now -- at peace withWhat Is.http://dailygroove.net/separation-anxietyFeel free to forward this message to your friends!(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle"Inspiration & Coaching for Progressive Parents"http://www.ScottNoelle.comhttp://www.EnjoyParenting.com1044 Water Street, Suite 342Port Townsend, WA 98368USA

1 comment:

J's mum said...

Hi Carle,
If you want some pegs i can send some to you, they are really cheap over here and light if you want some email me privately with your address and I will send you some,
Have a nice day
Nicky
nhargreaves@xtra.co.nz