Your Child Struggling with a Hidden Compulsion?
“Sing once again with me, our strange duet. My power over you grows stronger yet; and though you turn from me, to glance behind. The Phantom of the Opera is there, inside your mind.”Phantom of the Opera
More often than not, these types of conversations play out in the minds of children and young adults who are struggling with pornography, gaming, social media compulsion.
Dealing with their compulsion becomes a dance that is taking place inside of their mind. It can be a dance that you do not see until it is staring at you in the face. Also, it is a dance that they do not know the steps, too at their age. Just like in musicals, things happen in Act 1 that may not seem relevant to the overall storyline. It is not until Act 3 that we realize that what happened earlier was a significant event that shapes the outcome of the story.
Helping your children and young adults work through and overcome their pornography compulsion during the early years of their development can be beneficial in multiple aspects of life. Managing the triggers of stress, anxiety, and shame will make the dance a lot easier for them to handle. Not only the dance of pornography compulsions, but also the dance of school, careers, and relationships. The power children and young adults think pornography has overtime will diminish, and they will be able to have a life that is not consumed with such a powerful compulsion.
It is never too late to help your children and young adults overcome their compulsions, regardless of what it is. If you give your children and young adults the steps of the dance and guide them, they will be able to turn from this consuming compulsion and turn towards happiness, growth, and confidence.