Questions From the Mailbox: Allegedly Ruining Your Future, Deciding to Blog, and Wondering Whether to Tell Your Abusive Parents How You Feel

Editor’s Note: The Invisible Scar does not offer professional advice, only opinion. The Invisible Scar receives many emails every month. Some have questions or comments best shared with our readers in this “From the Editor’s Mailbox” column. Though our main advice is for the reader to seek therapy from a professional, we also invite helpful … Continue reading Questions From the Mailbox: Allegedly Ruining Your Future, Deciding to Blog, and Wondering Whether to Tell Your Abusive Parents How You Feel

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Understanding the Different Types of Emotional Child Abuse

Editor's note: To mark the one-year anniversary of The Invisible Scar, we are running a classic (and popular) post. When emotional abuse is shown in movies or TV programs, the abuser is often a huge, ugly, fierce-looking adult. On TV, the abuser never looks like the kind-faced person next door. The abuser is never an … Continue reading National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Understanding the Different Types of Emotional Child Abuse

The Silent Treatment [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part 1]

When you look up the definition of emotional child abuse, several examples are listed: giving the silent treatment, ranking children unnecessarily, being condescending, bunny boiling, gaslighting children, scapegoating, sabotaging, favoritism, triangulation, pathological (or compulsive) lying, smearing, corrupting, ignoring, corrupting, terrorizing, isolation, and inappropriate control.  To better understand the different facets of emotional child abuse, we'll be exploring … Continue reading The Silent Treatment [Types of Emotional Child Abuse Series, Part 1]