Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues – Raised Good

Kim John Payne explains in the book Simplifying Childhood that

although they were physically safe, mentally they were also living in a war zone of sorts, “Privy to their parents’ fears, drives, ambitions, and the very fast pace of their lives, the children were busy trying to construct their own boundaries, their own level of safety in behaviours that weren’t ultimately helpful.”

Suffering with a “cumulative stress reaction” as a result of the snowballing effect of too much, children develop their own coping strategies to feel safe. Parents and society are conscious of the need to protect our children physically.

http://raisedgood.com/extraordinary-things-happen-when-we-simplify-childhood/

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