Basic Lecture 2: What is Inner Child
1. What kinds of problems would you experience when using a computer with an old operating system?
2. How old were your mother and father when you were born?
3. List situations or circumstances in your childhood when you felt being loved by your parents. Examples: When they hugged you; when they bought you a toy.
4. List things that irritate or anger you often in daily life, including really minor things.
5. Did you think that you had been better than your mother or father (or had not been as bad as your parents) in certain aspects? If any, list them.
a. Things better than your mother:
b. Things better than your father:
6. Answer the following questions.
A. Fill in the blanks in the following questions:
“Parents should do ( ) for children.”
“I wished that my parents would have ( ) for me. “
B. Visualize a childhood scene where your family is watching TV after dinner. Who has the control to choose the channels?
C. Imagine your parents and you (age 6) are at the toy store, and they about to buy a toy for you.
Who is choosing what to purchase? Your father, your mother, or yourself?
7. Answer the following questions. Do not give too much thought in answering. The maximum number is 100.
Q1) When you were in middle school, you were scolded by your mother. She said that you
were very self-centered. How much did you think she understood you?
Q2) When you heard your mom saying the above, you thought that she was really short-tempered. How much do you think you understood her? ( )%
8. What is your definition of “love?”
To love somebody is to ( .）
9. Please refer to your answer(s) to the question 3 on page 21. How often did your parents do what you had wished that they would do? How many times? Occasionally?
10. What are the benefits or rewards, if any, if you get seriously sick or in an accident?