How Parents Prime Children For Victimization Through Faulty Ideas About Self Love/Esteem

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by Cindy Kunsman cross posted from her blog Under Much More GraceOriginally published January 2012. This is part of a series on Understanding How Emotional Development in Childhood Affects Adults: Fostering Spiritual Abuse via the “Roots of Victimization”Failing to Teach A Child Appropriate Self Love and ValueAs noted in the previous post, children the characteristics of children, when respected and anticipated by the parent help to form the basis of appropriate core behaviors in adulthood. What is perhaps the most primary of these is the development of appropriate self-love, addressed briefly in an earlier post. … [Read more...]

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Quoting Quiverfull: Never Miss a Chance to Mention the Fires of Hell to Children?

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by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - Which Worldview?I guess hatred of homosexuals is now a big, big thing in Evangelical Quiverfull and no longer much hidden. Plus this parenting advice! Is Nancy now competing with Debi Pearl and Michelle Duggar for worst mother in Quiverfull? … [Read more...]

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The Psychological Cost of not Being Provided For

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By Sarah Henderson cross posted from her blog Feminist in Spite of ThemChildren not getting what they want certainly does not constitute child maltreatment, and historically isn't uncommon. The societal construct of childhood has changed several times in last few centuries, with ebbs and flows in the level of freedoms, rights, and responsibilities children have at various … [Read more...]

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