adultchild Photos & Videos

9 hours ago

I want to say a big happy 21st birthday to my 1st born. May God continue to be your guide May you continue to make me proud. I pray that you live to see 100 more birthdays. I love you and Iam always here for you as no matter what you are my 1st born baby. Have a wonderful day enjoy and remember don't drink 2 much its not needed. Yes your 21 but I'm still being mum and advising you. #21stbirthday #happybirthday #daughter #1stborn #birthdayblessings #adultchild #motherslove #godsblessingonyou #supportyourown #blackbusiness #allthingssweetz

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1 day ago

21 years ago at 2.02am my life changed forever as I welcomed into the world the wonderful young man I'm very lucky to call my eldest son. It's not been a smooth ride and we've certainly faced our fair share of challenges, I know I've not always got it right and I've often felt he was teaching me as much as I was him but I couldn't be prouder of the person he's become. I have so many wonderful memories from the last 21 years, my son, my friend and often my rock. Happy birthday @benjaminkrzesinski I love you more than I could ever say, welcome to the rest of your life and being a "proper" adult! ❤ #birthday #21stbirthday #grownupson #adultchild #parentofanadult #happybirthday

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2 days ago

Be the big child you need to be, giggling your way through your life. #adultchild

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2 days ago

18 years ago today this beautiful boy came into our lives and taught us what love is. We are so proud of the young man you are Maxy and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. ❤️💚🧡💛💚💙💜🖤 #proudmumma #adultchild

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2 days ago

brand new whip got no keys

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2 days ago

Remember that $65 leather sofa we found at the Big Chicken Barn a few weeks ago? It didn’t fit in Adam’s car so we brought it down to them. It’s the perfect size for their studio apartment! #adultchild #son

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2 days ago

It is normal and fine to feel shame from time to time. It shows that you are a human being and you care about the other person you upset. The problem is that if you constantly feel shame and / or you feel shame to the extent that you put yourself down as a whole person.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #childabuse #breakingthesilence #Healing #Ptsd #cptsd #innerself #toxicshame #innerchild #childhoodtrauma #innercritic #sadness #neglect #survival #narcissisticabuse #narcissisticmother #narcissisticabuserecovery #narcissisticabuseawareness #childhoodtrauma #healyourself #listentoyourheart #adultchild #complexptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #abuse #selfawareness #healing #heal #trauma

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3 days ago

“Baby girl let me set this record straight; this voice you hear is your own - it took time to take shape.” Excerpt #letterstomyyoungerself

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3 days ago

He is officially registered for Fall Semester. How did this happen? 🤷‍♀️

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3 days ago

I woke up today as a mother to an adult child. How did I get here? Certainly I am not old enough for this nonsense!! (Coban assures me I am not! And he is my favourite!😉) I am fairly positive that she has taught me more then I have taught her. It is a joy to be her mom and now her friend. I am so excited to see how she steps forward into adulthood and where her road leads her. (Always back home I am sure! Right?!?!) She is ready for this, I am not, but everything is fine. I’m fine!! (I might not be fine!) •Happy birthday to my Bailey girl! You are loved and adored! Spread your wings, be who you were created to be, and may your journey always be led by your faith in God. I will be here watching, cheering, and walking alongside! I love you! #adultchild #imayfeeloldnow #butnotasoldasagrandparentofadultkids Am I right? @lightglenda 😉😂

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3 days ago

If you’re 21+ you can still play vintage arcade games and eat pizza bagels, like I did with this vegan 🍕🥯 at Barcade LA. #adultchild

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3 days ago

The narrative is, ‘I’m not good enough, I’m worthless, I’m unloveable’ or ‘at my core, I feel broken.’.. What if what weighs you down was never yours to carry? 🌓 A good first step in becoming self aware is being curious 🧐 and questioning your narrative as an observer 🤓What does it sound like? This is the sound of toxic shame. Becoming emotionally literate is a really easy way of improving your standard of mental wellbeing. I have a selection of tools and information on learning to identify emotions that really aid mental wellness. 🌍 💓 🕊 #spirituality #consciousness #toxicshame #shame #psychotherapy #counselling #childdevelopment #development #familytherapy #trauma #traumarecovery #addictionrecovery #healing #lightworker #recoveroutloud #cleanandsober #soberaf #addict #alcoholic #addictionrecovery #mentalhealth #wellbeing #health #adultchild #brenebrown #cyclebreaker #depression #mentalhealthawareness

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4 days ago

Loss is not always a negative thing; it can pave the way for new beginnings and the chance to start anew. While sometimes it's hard to see at the time, it really is true when they say that as one door closes, another opens ✨🚪 To find out what awaits for you behind that door, head to my website to book one of my highly accurate tarot card readings today 🔮 There are a variety of options to suit all; whether face to face at one of my regular venues, via Facebook Messenger video chat or even by text for a prompt one question response 💜🕯 #loss #grief #love #death #life #pain #healing #heartbreak #isthisloss #meme #poetry #griefquotes #mentalhealth #hope #writing #griefsupport #gay #childloss #h #griefawareness #memes #family #despacito #motheringwithoutamother #suddendeath #motherless #grievingchildren #motherlesschild #adultchild #tarot

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4 days ago

We nurture our Inner Child by forgiving ourselves and turning over our parents and children to God, as we understand God.

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4 days ago

Many times the Laundry List survival traits will rebel and assert themselves more clearly as we begin to surrender to a new way of life; however, our experience shows that the traits can be softened if not tempered into usefulness. Some of us seem to make no real progress on changing our survival behaviors until we become entirely willing as Step Six suggests. With more than survival as our goal, we continue to lessen the strength of the traits and gradually lay them down with respect.

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4 days ago

Being an adult and catching the icecream man as all the kids on the block run inside begging their parents for icecream. #adultchild #actualltonlyhad $3inmywallet

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5 days ago

Seeing the full extent of my nerdiness lay bare in front of me for the first time 😂 there’s only three Harry Potter Pop Vinyls that have been released that I don’t own (and one I have to buy again because I took it out of the box for the first time ever and Nearly Headless Nick was in fact completely Headless Nick) If anyone wants to send me Remus Lupin, Flocked Sirius Black as a dog or the Hermione section of the train I’ll be so super grateful lol ⚡️(Tried to upload with Hedwigs Theme playing but IG is a bitch) #potterhead #harrypotter #popvinylcollector #harrypotterpopvinyl #funkopopvinyl #funkopop #gryffindor #slytherin #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #nerd #hp @popcultcha #collector #toycollector #harrypottercollector @originalfunko #funkopopcommunity #igcollector #harrypotterfans #harrypotterfandom #bigkid #adultchild #siriusblackchase

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5 days ago

I’m going to beat My oldest daughter ass. This is the stuff I have to deal with 🤣🤣😁😁🤔 #adultchild

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5 days ago

Mic drop 🎤 ! Trauma occurred and we developed coping strategies as a result. What happened to you and how you coped as a result are reasons to practice compassion to your former self(selves). Without looking at how you didn’t get what you needed and releasing the trapped emotions, your mental health, physical health and behaviour towards others and yourself could be affected. This can happen in long term recovery as well as out of it. This is how trauma, shame and addiction spans generations. What happened to you falls under ‘the things we cannot change’, but what you do with that information today and the choices you make about recovery are... #growth #chooseyou #breakthecycle #cyclebreaker Repost from @blacktherapistsrock #couragetochange #therapy #sobriety #recovery #recoveroutloud #addictionrecovery #adultchild #trauma #shame #addict #alcoholic #edrecovery #spirituality #spiritualaf #soberaf #mentalhealth #motivation #inspiration #compassion #coach #coaching #wellness #health #consciousness

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5 days ago

I’m just a person, with a story...aren’t we all? Today I speak up as someone who grew up with an alcoholic, mostly-absent father and a mother who dearly loved me, but covered her insecurities and pain with exaggerated self-righteousness and willfulness. Our home was rife with unhealthy mindsets, poor communication, and fractured relationships, and I unknowingly carried all of that dysfunction with me into adulthood. Years later my family legacy presented itself with onerous force, and the only choice I had was to come to an honest acceptance of the genetic and emotional baggage that had been bequeathed to me and my loved ones. I don’t share this outright on social media much, because it is so misunderstood by people who haven’t experienced it firsthand, and is often stigmatized and judged unfairly, at times even by those living in the midst of it. Ironically, though, sometimes the most priceless gifts can be disguised inside the most devastating struggles. To be honest, if I had not been forced to peel back the layers of my destructive childhood experiences, I wouldn’t be the person I am today - stronger, kinder, more mature, more resilient, and more respectful of my impact on others. The people whom I’ve met through this journey are the “family” I choose to keep in my life. They are some of the most REAL people out there - honest, open, humble, compassionate warriors. Connecting on a deep, genuine level has made the pain bearable and worth the difficult lessons that had to be learned. Overcoming a legacy of family dysfunction is possible. It takes time, focus, and patience. We learn to love ourselves first, and then we can share that love with others in healthy ways, allowing them the freedom to find their own way. . . #acoa #adultchildrenofalcoholics #dysfunctionalfamilies #healingchildhood #healingshame #grievingrelationship #selfdirectedhealing #healthyrelationships #endthestigma #nojudgement #adultchild #selfawarenessjourney #trusttheprocess #dailyhope #speakyourtruth #speakyourheart #tellyourstory #spreadhope #radicalhonesty #personalgrowthjourney #introspection #emotionalpain #generationaltrauma #livingfromtheheart #healfromwithin #healinghappens

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6 days ago

I TRIED to prepare myself for this (take 2) This girl has been out of the country for almost 6 weeks! I miss her like crazy, but it’s so awesome to see her so happy doing what she loves! Serving the Lord. Loving God’s people! Building relationships. Thriving in a new culture & growing in her own faith. With her team of interns, they built a baseball field & a church! Besides building the church, they participated in the launch of a church plant! She loves worshipping in Spanish! She’s led teams of kids & adults from the US while they participated in one week mission trips. She’s built friendships that will last a lifetime. & she’s definitely NOT ready to come home. You bet she’s already planning her return! Sigh 😂. Thanks for all of your love & support for my Kayla, too! Prayers for safe return & smooth transitions home for her & her intern friends! #missionwork #shorttermmissions #internshipstudent #internshipsthatmatter #autismsibling #loveautism #childofgodfirst #servegod #changinglivesoneprayeratatime #autismmom #loveallgodschildren #yousayiamloved #strengthinchrist #coffeegirl #beachlove #lakegirl #lakegirlforlife #followerofchrist #celebrateabilities #momofgirlslife #adultchild #yourlifematters #yourdreamsmatter #hardworkersonly #hypothyroidmom #healthymomlife #momtransformation #mombodytransformation

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6 days ago

4th of July was different thisnyear with only 2 of the 4 kiddos 😞 but I did receive some pics from my baby girl while she was out of town. ❤️ . Enjoying some summer fun in Matagorda with her BF and his fam 🙂. . I may miss my babies being babies but I sure am proud of who they have grown up to be. . #imgettingold #adultchild #proudmama #matagorda #fourthofjuly

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6 days ago

I was once a young adult, But now I'm an adult child... #bts #adultchild

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1 week ago

That means the adult child can name the types of abuse that occurred and the role playing necessary to survive the upbringing; however, with a “blameless” inventory, the adult child also realizes the generational nature of such abuse or neglect. The parents were passing on some form of what was done to them. In preparing to make amends to our parents, we must develop a gentler manner toward ourselves. ACA’s Fourth Step stresses this process. We must balance taking responsibility for misdeeds committed as an adult with the knowledge that our mistakes probably have their origin in the abuse we endured as children.

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1 week ago

Making amends to parents or caregivers is a personal choice, which should be considered with the help of a sponsor, trusted friend, or informed counselor. These issues surface in detail in Step Four along with the conditions of abuse that we endured as children. While we encourage ACA members to avoid looking ahead in the Steps, we believe it is appropriate here to plant the seeds of common sense for later Steps. For too many years adult children have been sent to make amends to abusive parents without being given greater options. This cannot continue. Our experience shows that there is a way to make amends to abusive or neglectful parents while protecting one’s self. We can proceed courageously with this knowledge.

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Being able to tolerate your emotional experience is a learned skill. To be able to tolerate another’s emotional experience means you must be able to sit in the discomfort of your own emotional reaction, again requiring that learned skill. • If you have trouble tolerating, expressing, or managing your emotions it doesn’t mean something is wrong with you, it just means you haven’t had the chance to develop this skill. The good news is the brain is malleable and capable of learning this at any age. • I living proof. You see, my family didn’t do emotions. My parents’ families didn’t do emotions. And not out of ill-intent, but because society didn’t (and largely still doesn’t) value emotions. A lingering cultural belief is that the more attention an emotion gets, the stronger the emotion becomes. That emotional control means you have mastered the art of ignoring your emotions, and that this skill is taught when we ignore, punish, or shame “inappropriate” emotional outburst or expression. • But the truth is emotional validation actually helps your brain develop the skills needed to tolerate and manage emotions. • I had to learn (and still intentionally work on) my ability to tolerate, accept, and value my emotional experience. In many ways, motherhood has served as an emotional-immersion program ✊ • How did your family handle emotions? . . . . . . #cyclebreakers #childhoodtraumasurvivor #childhoodtrauma #adultchild #pregnancythoughts #thirdtrimester #firsttimemom #therapythoughts #newmom #newmum #newmums #honestlymothering #matrescence #motherhoodquotes #mommotivation

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1 week ago

➰ i'm 20 and it’s a good day, i’ve become a free body but what is this, there’s nothing to it I’ve only become an adult #adultchild

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1 week ago

“The narcissist attacks separateness in everyone with whom he must have a relationship. Either they fit into his ego-supporting mold or they are extruded from his life. Narcissistic rage and aggression are based on fear. His entitlement to absolute control over others must go unchallenged. The child’s natural growth sets off the parental alarm signals. The child is blamed for his emerging individuality as if it were a crime. He is made to feel that there is something wrong with such development.” To find the freedom and love that they yearn for, every adult child of narcissistic parents must face the truth of their upbringing and do the necessary grieving, healing and recovery work. #healing #adultchildrenofnarcissists #adultchildrenofalcoholics #adultchild #recovery #empowerment #grief #selfcare #selflove

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1 week ago

This was definitely a night full of love and appreciation! I don’t know why I’m posting this so late. I think it’s because I’ve finally moved past the “denial stage” and accepting the inevitable! #realitycheck #adultchild 🤣 Thank you to everyone that has made this night possible, from the family members who’s always been there, to the friends who’ve become our family! We are so lucky and thankful for you all, our family, our village! We love you!!! #ittakesavillage #243 #familyisforever #trentoongradparty #graduate #gradvideo #dontbitemyshit P.S. Unfortunately, I was running around all day/night and didn’t take any pics of the decorations or people. So if any of you have pics, especially the paddles, pleeeease send it my way! 😉

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1 week ago

"The Kid" is 18!!! I feel privileged to have been able to watch Nathan grow up from a little boy to an adult, and to be one of the parental figures who has impacted his growth along the way. (Aaand I have something in my eye...😭) Celebrating the big milestone with a very L.A.-Summer activity: outdoor movie screening on the rooftop of the @the_montalban , @umamiburger in hand! #theygrowupsofast #rooftopmovies #themontalban #lasummer #losangeles_gram #theadventurecontinues #adultchild #birthdayvibes #stepmom #socallife #firecrackerlife

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