Emotional Neglect and Emotional Invalidation Aren`t the Same

Imagine you’re a child and your feelings are ignored or discounted when you turn to your parents for support.

Now imagine you’re a child who gets punished or yelled at when you express how you feel.

If you had to choose one, which would you rather experience?

Neither option sounds pleasant. Children who grow up in emotionally neglectful homes experience one or both scenarios many days of their lives. Since it’s not something they are consciously aware of as it happens, children think this treatment is normal and right.

Childhood emotional neglect occurs when your parents under-attend, under-respond, and under-validate your feelings throughout your upbringing.


Kathleen Notes: An important distinction!

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