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What is Emotional Neglect?

Emotional Neglect is a parent’s failure to act.  In some ways it is the opposite of mistreatment and abuse.   It’s a failure to notice, attend to, or respond appropriately to a child’s feelings.  Emotional neglect is one of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences. Because it’s mostly silent and invisible, childhood emotional neglect is largely an overlooked phenomenon in mental health.  Unlike physical abuse or neglect …

Loving Parents Can Still Struggle

Wouldn’t it be great if children arrived in our lives with instruction manuals? Then, well-intentioned parents would know just how to rear healthy, thriving children. Instead, parents often struggle. That’s why The Family Center offers parenting classes and in-home coaching to help parents like Anne succeed. “I am trying to be a good parent, but I feel like something is …