Nobody likes to be called names, especially by a parent, teacher or coach. Maybe yelling and screaming was something that was implemented when you were growing up, and you turned out alright. But did it actually work? Remember how it made you feel. You probably felt belittled, devalued, and insignificant. So, don’t you think your children deserve better? It can cause long term trauma on an emotional level. Verbal abuse can ruin your child’s self-worth, destroy his chances of success, socially and academically, and compromise his relationships. Name-calling, swearing, insulting, threatening bodily harm, blaming or using sarcasm are all forms of verbal abuse.
So, what are the signs of a child suffering from verbal abuse? They may have a very negative self-image. Children suffering from verbal abuse may be self-destructive, cut or scratch themselves. They may be aggressive, delinquent, or have trouble forming relationships. They might fight with other children, injure animals or hit their friends. They may also exhibit delays in their social, physical, academic or emotional development.
Some research also suggests that children suffering from verbal abuse are more likely to engage in abusive relationships as adults, to become abusers, and to indulge self-destructive behaviors.
There are virtually no parents that are never going to feel frustrated around their kids. They may feel compelled to lash out and say things they shouldn’t. It is not a problem if something like this happens occasionally, but if it becomes a frequent occurrence, it can become a problem. If you are one of these parents, you should seek professional help to help you learn new parenting skills and ways to manage your anger. Put yourself in time out if you feel you are going to be abusive. Do not say things that will make your child feel small or bad about himself. Remember that you are your child’s main example in life. Don’t teach him something he will not be able to control.
Your child is the most important person in your world, and should be treated with respect, kindness and gratitude. If you exhibit these to your child on a daily basis, they will learn what they live and grow to do the same as adults.
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