Do we inflict our own childhood wounds on our kids?

Parental Alienation

The unmet needs and emotional bumps and bruises of our youth are the result of ‘imperfect parenting’, claim practitioners of theImagoschool of thought, which was developed 31 years ago by Dr Harville Hendrix and Dr Helen LaKelly Hunt asa therapy for improvingall kinds of relationships in life. Our parents parented ‘imperfectly’, say these therapists, because they, too, suffered childhood wounding fromtheirparents and, like us, they carried these subconscious emotional scars into their adulthoods, seeking psychological ‘repair’ from their relationships with their partners.

How, then, are we expected to function, let alone thrive, if we’re at the mercy of the wounds of our past? And how can we go about raising well-adjusted children if we are, ourselves, scarred from our own childhoods? Through Imago therapy, insist its practitioners, we come to a better understanding of ourselves – and our partners – so that we can…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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