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    Being gentle to yourself is a bit like parenting yourself, showing the patience, encouragement, and kindness to yourself that you may have received from your parents as a child or given to your own children.

    Question#1: About 'showing', is it a gerund like 'parenting' in front? Or is it a reduced adverbial clause?

    Question#2: About 'to yourself', is it a part of 'show X to Y' as in that of, say, 'show it to me'? Or is it a modifier of the series of nouns described in front (i.e the patience, encouragement, and kindness)? Or is it a modifier of (the) kindness only?
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    Re: showing

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Being gentle to yourself is a bit like parenting yourself, showing the patience, encouragement, and kindness to yourself that you may have received from your parents as a child or given to your own children.

    Question#1: About 'showing', is it a gerund like 'parenting' in front? Or is it a reduced adverbial clause?

    Question#2: About 'to yourself', is it a part of 'show X to Y' as in that of, say, 'show it to me'? Or is it a modifier of the series of nouns described in front (i.e the patience, encouragement, and kindness)? Or is it a modifier of (the) kindness only?
    showing the patience = non-reduced apposition to "parenting yourself"; this part further explains "parenting yourself; no adverbial, let alone a reduced one

    question #2: showing them to yourself; to yourself = prepositional object to "showing", an adjunct

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