The Tragedy of Emotionally Abandoned Children: What They Grow Up Believing about Themselves Featured
Living in a neglectful home can have devastating effects on a child. The way he is treated, responded to, or ignored provides a strong undercurrent of messages that become part of his identity. He will lack self-confidence, self-esteem, and a basic understanding of himself.
What this child has learned will follow him throughout his life, affecting his relationships with others, his ability to make good choices, and even his capacity to function on a day to day basis.
Furthermore, if he has children of his own, there is a good chance they will be treated as he was, because it is all he knows.
These are the things he has learned so well from those who he expected would love him:...