Linkpost: Childhood Psychological Abuse as Harmful as Sexual or Physical Abuse

A very interesting study that proves a point I often try to make here, that the way we deal with our children can be as damaging as physically hurting them, something we often ignore in our culture. Which makes sense, since psychological abuse is basically an essential part of parenting in our culture.

Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as children who are physically or sexually abused, yet psychological abuse is rarely addressed in prevention programs or in treating victims, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.