What is child emotional abuse?

Active emotional abuse involves an adult deliberately trying to scare, humiliate or verbally abuse a child. Passive emotional abuse happens when a parent or carer denies the child the love and care they need in order to be healthy and happy.

Source: Recognising signs of abuse at different stages of a child’s development @ NSPCC

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