I love reading and listening to this perspective!
Teal, if you could answer a question. Regarding imaginary play, what can distinguish it from creative play, play with dolls and soft toys, babbling and making sounds for fun. I would consider imaginary play as disassociating oneself from the present environment but I’m not sure. I’d like to innerstand this more. You mentioned it in a video, that is is unhealthy and so I’d appreciate more clarity what you meant.
Watching children blossom is a gift to us! If we can remember how it is during pregnancy the unfolding, growing...
I personally experienced enmeshment from my mother, still do, have challenges working out the boundaries with her but I have awareness of it. The anger that arises from realising the pain from discovery and discomfort is wow!
thanks for your work!