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Jean Piaget’s Theory and Stages of Cognitive Development

Piaget (1936) was the first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development. His contributions include a stage theory of child cognitive development, detailed observational studies of cognition in children, and a series of simple but ingenious tests to reveal different cognitive abilities. What Piaget wanted to do was not to measure how well children […]

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Here Are Some Potential Consequences of Teaching a Child to Hate:

Here Are Some Potential Consequences of Teaching a Child to Hate: Negative or judgmental personality Poor adjustment Difficulty trusting others Difficulty initiating and maintaining relationships Poor relationship quality Aggressive/defiant behavior Depression Low self-esteem Guilt or confusion surrounding negative feelings about the other parent Self-hatred Every child has the right to have a loving and healthy […]

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Childhood Abuse or Neglect

One theory of what causes this mental disorder is a history of abuse, neglect, or abandonment as a child.2 A person may have unresolved parental issues because of this trauma. These issues may, in turn, cause the individual to fake being sick. People may do this because they: Need to feel important and be the […]

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The Toxic Psychology of Parents Who Abuse their Children

https://medium.com/@emilystroia/the-toxic-psychology-of-parents-who-abuse-their-children “Hope’ is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops — at all“ — Emily Dickenson Every child needs unconditional love, safety and support to thrive as a healthy human in the world. For some children their needs are fulfilled and for others […]

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Invasion of privacy

“A parent may ‘snoop’ at computers or cell phones or check journals or calendars to find information of the child being ‘sneaky’ or ‘suspicious.’” “The parent will accuse a child of being sneaky, projecting on the child their own behavior.” Invasion of privacy is a seriously painful thing to experience. If done constantly, it certainly […]

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Signs you have emotionally abusive parents

“Given the prevalence of childhood psychological abuse and the severity of harm to young victims, it should be at the forefront of mental health.” Bruises and scars are one thing. But the permanent damage of broken trust, hurtful words, neglect and being unloved is something you never fully heal from. Signs you have emotionally abusive […]

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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 […]

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Deep Down, You Feel Anger Toward Your Parent(s)

To this day, if you still feel indescribable anger toward your parent, it may be because of how they acted toward you in the past — in an emotionally abusive manner. “The parent in question may be nice to you now, they may treat you reasonably well, but you have an anger, a rage, or […]

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Physically present, but otherwise absent

When you were growing up, was your parent there, but not really there? “Another indicator of emotional abuse is if you had a parent who was physically present, but otherwise absent — working on the computer, phone, or locked in a home office, talking to everyone but you, or lost in a drug- or alcohol-induced haze,” Dr. […]

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