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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…

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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…