All child abuse damages the brain of the child. Let’s be 100% clear about that. The research is in. It turns out that neglect in childhood actually impacts more of the developing brain than physical abuse. Avoidant, dismissive, detached, absent, absent-minded, inconsistent, careless, disengaged, not-good-enough neglectful parenting prevents the regulatory, sensory, neurological, digestive, and sympathetic systems from wiring and firing properly from the git-go.
Damage from neglect lasts a lifetime and is often missed or misdiagnosed, so treatment is often non-existent or incorrect; that makes a sad situation worse.
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