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I learned how to do inner child work for my own anxiety — and ended up helping my actual kids

by Olga Rosales Salinas

Published by Jumble & Flow

After years of therapy, there’s a point when you begin to recognize just how important language is to your overall mental health. The language you use while speaking to others and the language spoken to you is the key to understanding your triggers and, yes, your anxiety. It was in therapy that I learned how easily I was affected by seemingly casual criticism and the negative language of others. It wasn’t until I became a parent that I learned how this sensitivity would carry over to the language used around and about my kids. Recently, I came across a set of old “incident reports” my eldest son had received from a Montessori school that threw me into a tailspin:


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