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If kids have been emotionally abused by their parents is it likely that they will emotionally abuse their kids as well?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There does seem to be a pattern of intergenerational child abuse.
I suspect it is more a result of many factors including psycho-social stressors, inherited conditions, and environment.

In brief: Maybe

There does seem to be a pattern of intergenerational child abuse.
I suspect it is more a result of many factors including psycho-social stressors, inherited conditions, and environment.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: By example

Most of us parent either like we were parented, if we didn't like how we were parented, as differently as possible.
Unfortunately, emotional abuse in childhood can be a very strong pattern that, when the child becomes a parent may assert itself because of the stress of being a parent. However, adults can learn to parent differently, if they seek help and stick to it.

In brief: By example

Most of us parent either like we were parented, if we didn't like how we were parented, as differently as possible.
Unfortunately, emotional abuse in childhood can be a very strong pattern that, when the child becomes a parent may assert itself because of the stress of being a parent. However, adults can learn to parent differently, if they seek help and stick to it.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

There are no guarantees, but people who were emotionally abused as children are at an increased risk of becoming emotional abusers.

In brief: Possible

There are no guarantees, but people who were emotionally abused as children are at an increased risk of becoming emotional abusers.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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