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inner child

n
(Psychology) psychol the part of the psyche believed to retain feelings as they were experienced in childhood

in′ner child′


n.
the childlike aspect of a person's psyche.
[1965–70]
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Merging debauchery and the paranormal - when the sun goes down; your inner child comes out to play
Charles Whitfield, an American physician, psychotherapist, and author of 'Healing the Child Within,' refers to the inner child as the 'real self,' which he describes as 'energetic and creative' and 'whose innate desire is to grow and express itself.
As you can see from these pictures, adults like to dress up and let their inner child run wild.
I wasn't wasting time and money by trudging off to the marsh with my shotgun--I was connecting with my inner child.
Foreverland aims to let partygoers' inner child come out to play on bouncy inflatables, space hoppers and ball pits.
Foreverland aims to let party-goers' inner child come out to play on bouncy inflatables, space hoppers and ball pits.
Our inner child can be both "free," expressing spontaneity and playfulness (e.
overindulge your Overindulging your inner child, for example, could come across as needy or unreliable while too much of your inner parent might come across as bossy or judgemental.
Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, Damac Properties, said: "With various arrangements that meet different lifestyle needs, Akoya Play is a place that sets your inner child free at a one-of-a-kind water park.
Cycling, running, dressing up - I've always been in touch with my inner child.
The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny is a sci-fi graphic novel especially for children and young adults--yet its bright colors and cheerful appeal will bring out the inner child in every reader.
A magical, life-affirming film that will help you embrace your inner child.