10 Signs of Emotional Abuse from Parents

Unlike physical abuse, being emotionally abused doesn’t leave you with visible scars or bruises that can be easy to detect. In the U.S., every ten seconds, a report of child abuse is made. That means on a yearly basis, this involves more than 6.6 million children who are affected. Emotional abuse weakens the individual’s emotional development and sense of self-worth that can have lifelong damaging effects. Here are 10 signs of emotional abuse from parents

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Sources and citations:
Child Abuse Statistics & Facts. (2018). Childhelp. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
Child Emotional and Psychological Abuse. (2005). HealthLine. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
Emotional abuse. (2018). NSPCC. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
Patricelli, K. (2018). Why Do People Abuse? MentalHelp.net. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
Wolff, C. (2017, June 8). 11 Signs You Had An Emotionally Abusive Parent & It Still Affects You Now. Bustle. Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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