The Inner Child is the 'Emotional Self'. It is where our feelings live. When we experience joy, sadness, anger, fear, or affection our Inner Child within is coming out. When we are being playful, spontaneous, creative, intuitive and surrendering to the spiritual self, our Genuine Authentic Self, is being welcomed and encouraged to be present. We all have an inner child and the wounds that our inner child received can and do continue to contaminate our adult lives. Our parents helped create this Inner Child, society also helped with this creation.