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Parents and Children

CHRISTIAN HOPE COUNSELING

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How Parents Can Damage Their Children

 

Criticize, shame, reject and scold repeatedly

 

Set unrealistic standards and goals

 

Express the expectation that the child probably will fail

 

Punish repeatedly and harshly

 

Imply the children are stupid, nuisance, or incompetent

 

Avoid cuddling, hugging or affectionate touching

 

Overprotect or dominate children so they fail later when forced to be on their own

 

What is the common reaction to the above?

 

ANGER, ADDICTIONS, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, OVERNEED FOR APPROVAL FROM THE WRONG PEOPLE, DEPRESSION, EATING DISORDERS, FEAR OF FAILURE, BLAMING OTHERS, NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY, BULLYING