Child maltreatment—emotional abuse.

Parenting is no easy task. Raising a child in this day and age is both challenging and intimidating.

Experiencing the occasional mishap and lapse of judgment is normal. Every parent, after all, makes mistakes.

However, to a good parent, one thing is infallible—to love and care for your child as best as you can.

It is only when you regularly and deliberately fail to do so, that it becomes abuse.

Parental abuse is a prevalent thing in the United States. According to statistics,1 in 8 U.S. children experiences neglect, emotional, or physical abuse.

In this article, we’ll discuss one form of child maltreatment—emotional abuse.

What is it? What are the implications of emotional abuse? And what are the signs of an emotionally abusive parent?

Read ahead to know more.


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