Children are a great incentive and impetus for parents to learn about themselves, about each other and about life itself. Unfortunately, much of the learning may occur at their expense.
~Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician, Addiction & Trauma Expert
I used to dress like a cross between bag lady and fairy princess. This was when I was very young. About 3-5 years of age. According to my mom, I went through a period where the first words out of my mouth the moment I woke up was, “I wanna wear a dress.” (in mandarin).
“Not why the addiction but why the pain.” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté, Physician and Addiction Expert
The below used to be a common routine of mine that gave me great stress and anxiety on a daily basis: