SOME FUNCTIONS OF EGO-STATES
NURTURING PARENT - CONTROLLING PARENT
NATURAL CHILD - ADAPTED CHILD
The proper functions of the ego-states generate and maintain a stable foundation for healthy interactions with yourself and others. Children then grow strong and brave.
BUILD ON STRENGTH
The improper functions generate and maintain an unstable foundation for interactions. Children then grow avoidant and fearful.
Children grown-ups have considerable choice about how to live their lives.
Choices and decisions always have consequences. Sometimes we make choices based on the short-term gain of childhood survival.
SOMETIMES THAT WORKS OUT OK AND SOMETIMES NOT OK.
LONG-TERM PLANNING IS OFTEN A WISER CHOICE AS GROWN-UPS.
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