Things your inner child currently likes

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ChipmunksRunFree
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Things your inner child currently likes

Post by ChipmunksRunFree » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:10 am

Currently she likes jigsaw puzzles. She was never into them before. But she saw three boxes for 0.99 cents each at Salvation Army, two about kitty cats and one of a heartwarming painting by Marjolein Bastin (her work is good for the inner kid, in general!), and grabbed them immediately. she likes the sound the puzzle pieces make within boxes when they're shaken. hopefully she'll actually attempt to put the puzzles together..... she saw more cute jigsaw puzzle boxes at a dollar store, called Puzzle Bug. UH OH
"A chipmunk for you..."
*plucks out the most beautiful flower and gives it to you - a chipmunk curled up and sleeping within its petals!...*

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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by CrackedOpal » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:17 am

Oh jeez, where to start! Currently it’s cute stickers and anything to do with The Little Mermaid. Also colorful pens, like those rainbow pastel gel pens that were really popular in the early 00’s. :D
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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by there » Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:45 am

My inner child likes when I read her children's books.
loves anything Peanuts, Snoopy, Charlie Brown.
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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by Bonnie » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:08 pm

I've heard that no questions are stupid as long as they're honest. So, suspecting that this might come across as a stupid question, I hope that you won't judge me too harsh. What does inner child mean? I'm childish, but that's just my personality, is that what inner child means? Or is it something else? I'm curious.

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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by CrackedOpal » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:39 am

For me, as someone diagnosed with DID, I answered this question with what my 5 year old part likes. For someone without a dissociative disorder, I’m not sure how to answer what an inner child is because I don’t really have a concept of NOT having an actual separate part.
I want to be as good of a person as my dog thinks I am.

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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by iwillthrive » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:29 am

I don't know the difference either bc I have DID as well. So some of my littles like snoopy, Star Wars, seashells, playing in water and having someone read to them.
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

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Re: Things your inner child currently likes

Post by there » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:40 am

Bonnie,
Not at all a stupid question. Inner child, hmmm.
I don't have DID, and I do some Inner Child work.
I was a child and grew up through different experiences, and stages.
I can identify different events through memories. Trauma memories are often strong in me.
Other memories are of things that were fun or something I liked doing.
I liked making mudpies when I was 5. I climbed trees in the woods when I was maybe 7,8,9.
While I probably won't be making mudpies or climbing trees right now, I can find an activity to do that the child I was liked, or would like.
I liked being read bedtime stories by my dad. I have a story book about a boy who becomes a harbor seal in Maine for a day. Got it at a gift shop a while ago in - where else- Maine.
The other night, I lay in bed just reading it out loud as if to the child I was.
It doesn't have to be as if to your IC, either. It could just be doing something you think a younger you as a child would have liked.
Riding a bike, coloring books, picking up pretty leaves that catch your eye- these are some suggestions.
Hope this helps!
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