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Ways in which parental actions can lead to childhood trauma

Published on Feb 12, 2024 11:47 AM IST
  • Parental actions can significantly impact a child's mental and emotional well-being, potentially leading to lasting childhood trauma.
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Parents play a crucial role in shaping their children's lives, but certain behaviours can inadvertently cause childhood trauma. These actions, often stemming from a lack of awareness or unresolved issues, can have lasting effects on a child's emotional and psychological well-being. Here are some common actions that can cause childhood trauma: (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 12, 2024 11:47 AM IST

Parents play a crucial role in shaping their children's lives, but certain behaviours can inadvertently cause childhood trauma. These actions, often stemming from a lack of awareness or unresolved issues, can have lasting effects on a child's emotional and psychological well-being. Here are some common actions that can cause childhood trauma: (Unsplash)

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Witnessing domestic violence: Exposure to domestic violence between parents or caregivers can be traumatizing for children and can lead to feelings of fear, helplessness, and insecurity.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Witnessing domestic violence: Exposure to domestic violence between parents or caregivers can be traumatizing for children and can lead to feelings of fear, helplessness, and insecurity.(Unsplash)

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Substance abuse: Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol may be emotionally unavailable or exhibit unpredictable behavior, creating an unstable and traumatic environment for their children. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Substance abuse: Parents who abuse drugs or alcohol may be emotionally unavailable or exhibit unpredictable behavior, creating an unstable and traumatic environment for their children. (Unsplash)

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Neglect: Failure to provide basic needs such as food, shelter, and emotional support can result in feelings of abandonment and neglect in children. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Neglect: Failure to provide basic needs such as food, shelter, and emotional support can result in feelings of abandonment and neglect in children. (Unsplash)

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Verbal or emotional abuse: Constant criticism, belittling, or threats can cause deep emotional wounds and lead to feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Verbal or emotional abuse: Constant criticism, belittling, or threats can cause deep emotional wounds and lead to feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem. (Unsplash)

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Lack of boundaries: Inconsistent or unclear boundaries can lead to confusion and anxiety in children, as they may not know what is expected of them or how to behave in different situations. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lack of boundaries: Inconsistent or unclear boundaries can lead to confusion and anxiety in children, as they may not know what is expected of them or how to behave in different situations. (Unsplash)

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Emotional unavailability: Parents who are emotionally unavailable due to their own stress, mental health issues, or other reasons may inadvertently neglect their children's emotional needs. This can result in feelings of abandonment and insecurity. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emotional unavailability: Parents who are emotionally unavailable due to their own stress, mental health issues, or other reasons may inadvertently neglect their children's emotional needs. This can result in feelings of abandonment and insecurity. (Unsplash)

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Unrealistic expectations: Setting overly high expectations for a child's academic, athletic, or social performance can create immense pressure and feelings of failure if these expectations are not met. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Unrealistic expectations: Setting overly high expectations for a child's academic, athletic, or social performance can create immense pressure and feelings of failure if these expectations are not met. (Unsplash)

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Overprotection: While it's natural for parents to want to shield their children from harm, excessive overprotection can hinder a child's development of independence and resilience. It can also lead to feelings of inadequacy and dependency. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Overprotection: While it's natural for parents to want to shield their children from harm, excessive overprotection can hinder a child's development of independence and resilience. It can also lead to feelings of inadequacy and dependency. (Unsplash)

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