Shame Caused By Childhood Trauma, How We Try To Repress It And Health Effects

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Effects Of Repressed Shame : We have seen in other articles published on this site that if we have experienced significant childhood trauma we may, as adults, develop profound feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, self-hatred, rock-bottom self-esteem, feelings of being ‘innately bad’ and irrational self-blame for what we experienced. This pernicious brew of feelings about the …

‘Humor’: How Parents May Use It To Emotionally Wound Their Children

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How can parents’ use of ‘humor’ potentially hurt their children? I remember when I was very young, perhaps 3 or 4 years of age, my father would ‘play fight’ with me. For instance, he would ‘scissor’ me between his legs, exerting enough pressure for it to be painful, or, his specialty, hold me down and …

Excessive Need To Be In Control Resulting From Childhood Trauma

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If we experienced a traumatic childhood in which we felt frequently under threat, in danger, vulnerable, powerless, and entirely lacking in any ability to control what was happening to us, we may develop, as adults, in order to protect ourselves from further emotional hurt and from being further victimized, a psychological defense mechanism which takes …

Characteristics Of Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence.

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Domestic Violence And Children : We have seen in other articles that I have published on this site that children who grow up in households in which domestic violence is prevalent (e.g. growing up in a household in which the father regularly beats the mother) are put at high risk of developing significant emotional and …

Effects Of ‘Workaholic’ Parents On Children

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  What Are The Effects Of Workaholic Parents On Children? ‘Workaholism’ can be seen as an obsessive behaviour or an addiction. ‘Workaholics’ tend to base their self-worth on their career success and how much money they earn. Dedication and commitment to work also give many a psychologically necessary sense of control when other areas of …

‘Acting Out’ And Childhood Trauma

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  Young people who express their psychological turmoil by directing their negative feelings OUTWARD onto the environment (e.g. vandalism) or other people (e.g. violence) are performing what psychologists term externalising behaviours. This is also known as, more colloquially, ‘ACTING OUT.’ These behaviours are in contrast to internalising behaviours such as anxiety and depression by which …

Childhood Trauma: The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study

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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study) is a research study conducted by the American health maintenance organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Essentially, this study demonstrated that the more traumatic our childhood was, the more risk we are at of developing adult illnesses, both PHYSICAL and MENTAL. Specifically, the study found that the more CHILDHOOD …

Childhood Trauma : Abuse Between Siblings

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Like parental abuse of children, abuse of one sibling by another can fall into three main categories. These are : emotional abuse (for example, name-calling and teasing that has a negative psychological effect upon the victim). physical abuse (this can range from aggressive pushing and punching to the use of weapons such as knives at …