Child abuse that is physical is comparatively easy to recognise - hitting, beatings, caging, cutting, burning with cigarettes, etc. The physical impact is only a part of the damage done to a child. The message the child gets is that they are worthless and not loveable. This can be overcome with a lot of psychological support - preferably through counselling. And, if not with a Child Psychologist then when the abused person is an adult.
Emotional abuse hurts just as much - putdowns, disproportionate angry responses by adults, subtle messages like "bad boy or bad girl" within a telling off. What should be said is that their behaviour is not appropriate not that they are inately bad as a person...no one is.
If you grew up this way do not let it lead you into situations where you are continually putdown at work or home. Learn to avoid relationships that may well become violent. Turn your life around. One of my counselling clients said "I never knew life could be so good" - join him in that please.
It is possible to change your life. If this re-packaged section of "Emotional Health for Emotional Wealth" by Susan Jane Smith B.Sc. has been useful do go on to read the whole book! Create a happier life.
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Published August 20, 2012
by Counselling in the Forest Publishing.
Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships.