Not acknowledging a child's feelings can lead to future issues

Not acknowledging a child’s feelings can lead to low self-esteem, self-doubt, anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation and an inability to form positive social interactions and relationships.

If a young child learns that his/her feelings are not acknowledged, they grow up thinking they are not important and this can lead to them being unable to form deep relationships as an adult.

Source: #RYchat on #feelings in children & young people with Dr Keri Nixon @ Twitter

Message supplied by: Dr Keri Nixon

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