What nurturing messages can you give your “inner child”?
You can tell your “inner child”

that it is OK to:

  • Have the freedom to make choices for itself.
  • Be “selfish” and do the things you want to do.
  • Take the time to do the things you want to do.
  • Associate only with the people you want to associate with.
  • Accept some people and to reject others.
  • Give and accept love from others.
  • Allow someone else to care for you.
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor with no guilt feelings.
  • Take time to play and have fun each day.
  • Not to be so serious, intense and inflexible about life.
  • Set limits on how you are going to relate to others.
  • Not always “serve” others.
  • Accept others “serving” you.
  • Be in charge of your life and not let others dictate to you.
  • Be honest with others about your thoughts and feelings.
  • Take risks and to suffer the positive or negative consequences of such risks.
  • Make mistakes, laugh at them and carry on.
  • Let your imagination and creativity be set free and to soar with the eagles.
  • Cry, hurt and to be in pain as long as you share your feelings; do not repress or suppress them.
  • Be angry, to express your anger and to bring your anger to some resolution.
  • Make decisions for yourself.
  • Be a problem solver and come up with solutions with which everyone may not agree.
  • Feel happiness, joy, excitement, pleasure and excitement about living.
  • Feel down, blue, sad, anxious, upset and worried, as long as you share your feelings.
  • Love and be loved by someone whom you cherish.
  • Be your “inner child” and to let it grow up, accept love, share feelings and enjoy pleasure and play.