Martin, Michael J.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
The familiar, sinking, demoralizing, feelings of shame, how many times have innocently asked questions or simple statements inflicted such desolation of character? A modest comparison of sibling assets or vulnerabilities can be an unintentional wound to the heart. Statements or questions such as, "Use your brain," "What's wrong with you?" "How did that happen?" "What were you thinking?" "You should be ashamed of yourself." or a simple laugh can be the familiar and innocent remarks of an unknowing parent or caregiver. Unfortunately, these remarks and others can have a negative impact on the fragile development of personality and self-understanding of worth for a young child embarking on the already tumultuous pathway to adolescence.
Mock, Denice M., "Does parental use of shaming, as a punishment during childhood, adversely affect attachment relationships during adolescence?" (2001). Honors Capstones. 428.
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