The mechanism of inner child
It seems like that New York City public schools are going to reopened from this September. I was surprised that 1/3 of the students chose 100% remote class out of all of the students.
There was a survey done before August that asked all of us what we want from the new semester.
In the result, 1/3 of the students are going to stay in remote class and 2/3 will be back to the school, well, partially from the September.
We had a tough time in the last semester that children were stressed in this lockdown situation and because of the stress, they were glued to the other websites such as Youtube but we can’t get rid of Youtube because the school was using the materials in the site.
It was easy for us to understand how the children felt like. For them, playing with other students often times feels like everything of their fun so when the situation is like this lockdown, distractor will appear and trying to distract them from the true stress, which was the lockdown.
Distractor is to distract people when they are in stress and negative energy. Distractor is un-focus us from the true issues that we have in us.
For example, we all have some negative energy in us, such as sadness, loneliness and anger, most of the time, those negative energy is from our own inner child and also feelings and events in the past.
A lot of negative feelings that we experienced as a child still live in us and inner child holds onto the kind of feelings in them.
Some people may say that they don’t have inner child though as a professional, I am highly skeptical about it.
As a child, we all have a lot of feelings like sadness, fear or frustration. And because of the nature of any children, they naturally feel powerless or very little of course, because they are little and have no power to control in the era.
The reasons why in psychology, children love the superheroes is because of their frustrations without a lot of control in their lives.
It is natural for them to adore the super power or strong control that super heroes have for the small beings like children.
We understand the psychology.