Are there emotions hiding inside you that you pretend are not there like the "elephant in the room" or issue no one pays attention to? I recently saw a cartoon that showed an elephant sitting on a psychiatrist’s couch. The caption read “I’m right in the room and no one even acknowledges me!” Cute – but this made me think that this is a great metaphor for what many of us deal with every day. The metaphor is simply that it describes a situation … [Read more...] about Are you hiding your emotions, even from yourself?
Have you explained to your child that you are always talking to yourself and so are they? My son, Toby, is in kindergarten. In his classroom there is a Happy Cloud and a Sad Cloud on the wall. When a child is good, their name goes in the Happy Cloud. If they do something wrong, their name is moved to the Sad Cloud.I recently asked Toby “Have you ever been in the Sad Cloud?” He looked at me with big, sad eyes and nodded yes. “What for?” I … [Read more...] about Talking to yourself, Are you in the “Sad Cloud?”