A child’s spirit is the inner core where his or her positive self-esteem, motivation, courage and emotional strength and resilience can be found. The spirit is the powerhouse of the child’s being. With a healthy spirit, the child feels that everything is possible. When a child has a hurting a spirit, everything is challenging, demanding and testing. A hurting spirit colors the child’s world grey. It makes life much harder to navigate. It is like having a throbbing tooth ache that will not go away. Behind every learning or behavior problem, there is a hurting spirit. And behind every hurting spirit there is some stress. Too much money, time and attention are given to the actual behavior or learning issues at the expense of asking, “Why is my child’s spirit hurting?” What is stressing my child? Finding the correct answer to these questions and making necessary changes is the key to healing your child’s challenges.
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