Feeling unwanted as well as being too eager to please others display signs of mental or emotional damage. If they are emotionally damaged this can cause a child to have; low self-esteem, become antisocial as well as be constantly depressed or face anxiety at an early age. All of these signs can leave a lasting impact on the child’s life, positively and negatively, yet mostly
Physical and emotional abuse, including social ostracism, has short-term and long-term consequences for the mental and physical health of individuals who are the victims of it. The experience of abuse makes a child more likely to be affected by stressful environment and leads to a number of physical problems. In addition to this, child abuse negatively influences children 's cognitive skills, their ability to concentrate and participate in social situations. Some people might, however, believe that the hardship that an individual might overcome in his or her childhood might, in fact, positively influence his or her assertiveness and inner strength. The experience of abuse will not make a child stronger or more resistant to external social influences.
Making them understand is crucial, allowing them to adjust is another. According to Gordon and Arbuthnot (2015) Children at the age of 9-12 are more likely to feel intense anger, and unlike their younger siblings, they are very aware of their anger. Parental separation can affect a child’s emotion, they can experience a roller coaster of emotions like anger, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, depression, confusion, frustration
Physical abuse is the most common type of abuse which is when the parent or guardian causes physical harm to the child such as burning, hitting, beating, breaking bones, etc. “Some examples are verbal abuse are belittling them and threatening physical or sexual act upon the child.” (Psychology Today 1) “Signs that a child who have been abuse may show injuries if it was physical abuse. Signs that can point to sexual abuse are fearful behavior (nightmares, depression, and abdominal pain. Signs that can point to a child who has experienced emotional abuse or neglect are sudden changes in a child’s self-confidence and the child experiencing failure to gain weight.” (Psychology Today
How to Ease Anxiety in Children By Liji Thomas, MD Anxiety in children has several roots, such as family disagreements, separation from parents and regular care-givers. Fears are common in children but the presence of such feelings is not indicative of an anxiety disorder. Such disorders are, however, the most common form of mental disorder in children. They are manifested by extreme fearfulness, sadness or depression. Anxiety is called an internalizing disorder because it involves the child’s thoughts and emotional states.
It was found that adolescent maltreatment with the addition of negative emotions, including anger, anxiety, and depression, were a strain that led to delinquency. Even after controlling negative emotions, the parent-child relationships were a strong source of delinquency (Hollist, Hughes, & Schaible,
These not only influence their physical health but also deteriorate their psychological health. The author is also of the view that the high hopes of parents and coaches need to be lowered as well. These burdening high expectations can cause trouble to the innocent mind of the child. The author also claims that the rules,
Besides being likely to suffer psychosocial and educational difficulties. T he problems to which these children have been exposed produce an outbreak in the increased level of emotional and physiological activation, which may produce a sensitization to stress, which results in the inability to regulate emotions. It is said that children may feel anxious, helpless, or depressed, as a result to expect all arguments between adults end with physical attacks, thus increasing the chances of developing clinical behaviors such as anger, anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorders. The more prevalent psychological disorder of conduct in these case are: Internalizing Disorders and Externalizing
As an individual lacks a relationship with their parents it could possibly lead in engaging in delinquency. According to previous research, it is revealed that there is a strong connection between the experience of violence and negative behaviours in children (Osofsky, 1999). Negative aspects such as rejection and neglect in a relationship between a child and a parent could result in the need to turn to delinquency. The negative effects of violence can range from an individual being temporary upset, to post traumatic stress disorder, and to increased aggressive and violent behaviour
Also, it prompts destructive ways of handling disputes, which ultimately leads to emotional pain. The instability adversely affects the adolescents as they mature. Teens in divorced families inculcate behavioral problems, which have significant effects on the incidence of crime rates. Children who witness marital discord are more likely to engage in criminal acts. A research has validated associations between exposure to marital discord and parental divorce while growing up and children’s psychological distress in adulthood (Amato & Sobolewski 2001).