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How do you differentiate lousy parenting from emotional abuse?
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Dr. Peter Zafirides
Psychiatry
In brief: A Matter of Degree
Usually, the difference is one of degree.
If an individual is negatively affected by home life and may have nightmares, flashbacks and persistent memories, then these symptoms suggest abuse, rather than "lousy" parenting. Therapy can help greatly in delineating between the two.

In brief: A Matter of Degree
Usually, the difference is one of degree.
If an individual is negatively affected by home life and may have nightmares, flashbacks and persistent memories, then these symptoms suggest abuse, rather than "lousy" parenting. Therapy can help greatly in delineating between the two.
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