Publication Date

1-1-2001

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Martin, Michael J.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||White text on black background.

Extent

61 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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