SELF-Parenting Student Issues

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  • Can’t tell Inner Parent from Inner Child
  • Not sure if “doing it right”
  • Confused about the difference between Inner and Outer Conflicts
  • Inner Conflicts are ill-defined and tend to be “name calling” or “inner bashings” between the two selves
  • May be unsure about the procedures or want to alter the SELF-Parenting session protocols.
  • Excited with the newness and power of SELF-Parenting
  • Susceptible to “The Purge”
  • Overly concerned with fee issues
  • Inner Parent tends to drift off during sessions
  • Must learn not to roadblock the Inner Child during the Day
  • Confuses rules with principles of SELF-Parenting
  • Begins deeper investigations into the Inner Conversations
  • Newness of SELF-Parenting has worn off
  • Must make difficult transition from passive to active Inner Parent
  • Needs to begin conscious reading to improve the parenting skills of the Inner Parent
  • May have trouble maintaining sessions on a daily basis
  • May struggle with “boring“ sessions
  • May struggle with Inner Child “directing the Inner Parent
  • May leave group and subsequently stop SELF-Parenting sessions
  • Must start assessing and improving role as an Inner Parent
  • Must concentrate not to be a “lazy” Inner Parent
  • “Getting in touch” with Inner Child no longer enough to be happy. The Inner Parent must have its needs met as well.
  • Discovers that outer parenting models have been dysfunctional, leaving no positive role models to emulate
  • Needs to start understanding How Relationships Eork from a SELF-Parenting point of view
  • Confuses roles and responsibilities of Inner Parent and Inner Child
  • Sessions are now a routine
  • Has a strong internal sense of self-esteem
  • No longer looks to group for guidance but enjoys social interaction and giving back to the group
  • Has resolved many SELF-Parenting issues and enjoys an advanced SELF-Parenting Style
  • Beginning to integrate positive SELF-Parenting skills and principles into the “real world”
  • Is now practicing Win/Win principles with others “from the inside“
  • May need to concentrate during sessions on specific issues such as:
    • Food
    • Smoking
    • Weight
    • Exercise
    • Work/job
    • Leisure
    • Living environment
  • Feels generally fulfilled and happy or else working through it during sessions
  • Constantly integrating SELF-Parenting principles into daily life
  • Possibly involved teaching others and beginning new SELF-Parenting support groups
  • Zero problems with Inner Conflicts
  • All “issues” revolve around outer relationships, culture, politics, etc.