Jun 22, · Regression is a return to childlike behavior as a way to avoid adult-like reality and responsibility. Attention: Just like a toddler, an adult who feels deprived of attention might act Author: Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC. Jun 12, · (Shutterstock) M iddle-aged people wearing Halloween costumes or attending Burning Man are expressions of a phenomenon — the commitment of Americans, beginning with the baby boom generation, to a fantasy of remaining forever young. The treacly term kids of all ages had popped up when baby boomers were kids. But its currency skyrocketed during the s and ’90s, when American adults, like.
Anger: When Adults Act Like Children—and Why For you can begin to reflect aloud about what your behavior might have reminded them of, what they'd become particularly sensitive to. . Why do we adults, who are capable of so much, act like spoiled babies? Freud postulated that unmet childhood needs get “stuck.” When your needs as a infant, baby or child are not satisfied, then you become emotionally stuck in that place, seeing the world through the lens of .