If children live with parents who are high,
They learn that people are unpredictable and unreliable.
If children live with denial,
They learn to mistrust what they feel and sense.
If children live with shame,
They learn to hide who they really are.
If children live with rage,
They learn to be afraid or act out themselves.
If children live with emotional abuse,
They learn to feel bad about who they are.
If children live with trauma,
They learn to become anxious and despondent.
If children live with addiction,
They learn to become addicts.
If children live with recovery,
They learn that people can change for the better.
They learn their own problems can be overcome.
If children live with amends,
They learn to forgive.
If children live with peace in the home,
They learn to feel safe inside.
If children live with dependability,
They learn to trust.
If children live with honesty,
They learn to tell the truth.
If children live with emotional maturity,
They’re allowed to be children.
By Tian Dayton PhD
(Inspired by Dorothy Law Nolte PhD)
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About the AuthorTian Dayton PhD
Senior fellow at The Meadows, psychologist, psychodramatist, author Emotional Sobreity,ACoA Trauma Syndrome, Forgiving and Moving On, Huff Post blogger, speaker... Read More