Practical Parenting: Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt?

Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt

In this VLOG on Practical Parenting, Dr. Tom explores the reason why we hold onto past hurts. No, this is not a down trodden exploration of the problems that arise on the analyst’s couch. Instead, Dr. Tom frames past hurt as a cornerstone from which our practical parenting journey arises.

It is all in the framework. Perspectives on how we see things. Through shifts of cognition, we can take the positive experiences we had a children and use those as cornerstones of the ways we raise our children. Secondarily, if we have emotional baggage from negative childhood experiences, we can take adverse lessons learned from childhood and frame them in a way that allows us to glean what lessons may be present, if at a minimum that one survived, and vow never repeat those same experiences with our children.

Interested in Developmental Psychology?

I wrote Siddhartha: The Psychology of Realizing our Inner Potential as a psychoanalysis of the Buddha’s plight to realize his inner potential. It is based upon the novel Siddhartha, written by the Nobel Laureate author Hermann Hesse. In it, I will take you through a storyline about through the 4 seasons of life.

Like Siddhartha, you too will explore the wonder of traveling through the spring of childhood plight, and celebrate the arrival of summer passion common to romantic love’s delight. You will wax and wane through the Fall of middle-age, sit back and reflect upon the the sun’s night-sea’s journey in Winter’s wise-age. I truly hope you enjoy.


Prayers and Blessings my Friends. Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.

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