That child inside that quakes and cries that feels fear and wants to know she/he is safe, wants to feel protection. Be that loving parent you always wanted, that wise old soul that holds only love, be that love embodied. Be that for your oh-so-fragile inner child.
Defend your inner child as you would a tiny child, puppy, kitten; that tender being every bone in your body is called to defend, love and cherish. With that same heart-opening urgency, be there for yourself, your inner child. Hold that one through the fear, let that frightened one know you care, that you are there.
Be there for that little one.