Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pandemic "Parenting," 2

 Studies have shown that typical parental behaviors that undermine a child’s sense of self-worth, include:


·         Making the child feel bad for upsetting the parents, and/or perceived withdrawing of love when the parent is angry

·         Unreasonable rules, harsh punishments, and a lack of empathy and caring behaviors.

·         Discouraging teenagers from asserting themselves and becoming independent.

Parents need to be aware of how parental attempts to control teens may actually stunt their progress and create damage that may last a lifetime. Perceived traumatic events in childhood are very stressful for a child/teenager and can actually change the biology of the brain. More tomorrow.

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