Childhood Trauma : Dealing with Moodiness and Anger

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Those of us who have suffered significant childhood trauma often find, in both adolescence and adulthood, that we are full of rage and have great difficulties controlling our feelings of anger. Reasons for this include the conscious or unconscious hostility we feel towards our parent/primary caregiver whom we believe to have significantly contributed to our …

The Child’s Basic Physical, Emotional And Psychological Needs

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  All children have certain basic needs. The more of these needs that go unmet, and the greater extent to which they are absent, the more likely the child is to experience trauma as a result. I provide a list of these basic needs below : 1) BASIC CARE – This refers to the child’s …

Possible Childhood Characteristics of Future Serial Killers

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      Image source: Bigstock Research has demonstrated that many serial killers have much in common when it comes to their childhood experiences. Below, I provide a list of the common characteristics they may sometimes share. It goes without saying, however, that people with many or even all of these characteristics will not invariably …

Traumatic Grief in Childhood

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Traumatic grief in childhood occurs when someone who has an important bond with the child dies and the child experiences severe¬†emotional distress as a result. However, more than this, the child is so traumatized by what has occurred that it s/he is unable to go through the normal grieving process. In such a case, the …