A Child’s Perspective on Life – The Hurt & Anger They See
So, because all you ever see is your child have the most wild imagination, to the point where you might feel as though they’re locked in the bubble they’re in, it’s easy to think they won’t notice the hurt and anger around them. But this couldn’t be more wrong. Children actually pick up on so much, perhaps more than we have been lead to believe. One of the most common scenarios children are exposed to is divorce or separation of their parents. But because they’re just children, arguments happen around them with the belief from the parents that they won’t understand the situation. This is so wrong. They’ll sense the anger, feel the emotions, and they will know what’s going on. Divorce lawyers will do all that they can to ensure a child has the best outcome, as well as the parents, and this often includes them keeping all discussions away from the child. But in the comfort of their own home, so many adults argue, scream and shout, and say all sorts of things in front of the child. All of which will be locked in their memory, and have a profound effect on their life as they grow.
The Imagination They Use For Anything
If you think about it, you can’t quite remember the time where your mind just switched off, and that image faded away. Come to think of it, it’s hard to remember what you were even running around playing with toys, talking to them as if they were real. Were they talking back in our minds!? Or were we just so involved with the play we were talking to them? But this image is not just used for play, it can be used during learning, social situations, and pretty much anything else you can think of. For some children, it can put a smokescreen on the reality that you will have to try and lift eventually. For example, some children believe they can fly and will jump off the highest platforms with their failing wings at the ready. There’s definitely a difference between imagination and delusion that you need to try and define for them.
Be careful arguing in front of your kids for it just might show up in your child’s perspective on life!
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