What Finn From ‘The Force Awakens’ and Adult Survivors of Emotional Child Abuse Have in Common

Editor’s Note: Upon reading this post, some readers may say, “Oh, it's just a movie!” Indeed, but stories, whether in books or movies or television programs, teach us about ourselves, about what we value, about what we love, about what we hate. Recently, I rewatched the latest Star Wars film, "The Force Awakens," and noticed … Continue reading What Finn From ‘The Force Awakens’ and Adult Survivors of Emotional Child Abuse Have in Common

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National Child Abuse Awareness Month: Emotional Child Abuse Is Real and Its Effects Last Long Into Adulthood

Editor's note: April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. The Invisible Scar is dedicated to raising awareness of emotional child abuse, so in honor of this month's focus, we'll revisit the definition of emotional child abuse, types of emotional child abuse, and its effects for those who are not yet familiar with the … Continue reading National Child Abuse Awareness Month: Emotional Child Abuse Is Real and Its Effects Last Long Into Adulthood

What’s the Difference Between Making Parenting Mistakes vs. Being Emotionally Abusive? [Video]

A good friend and I were having a discussion about the lack of awareness in society regarding emotional child abuse and reasons to why that might be. My friend commented that one reason may be that many parents have bad days, moments when they have less than stellar parenting, and they say things they regret … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Making Parenting Mistakes vs. Being Emotionally Abusive? [Video]

Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. At The Invisible Scar, we are focusing on emotional child abuse, such as the various types, how to help emotionally abused children,  resources for healing, adult survivors of emotional child abuse, and the special case of narcissism. Adult children of narcissistic parents (ACoNs) know a special type … Continue reading Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)