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childhood trauma

4 Reasons You Grew Up Feeling Not Good Enough


Many people have grown up in an environment where their parents, siblings, family members, teachers, peers, and similarly significant persons told them that they are not good enough. Some of these messages are explicit, while others are covert and very subtle, sometimes to the degree where the child is not even aware something wrong is happening.

Here, we will look at four common childhood reasons why a person grows up into an adult who feels or believes...
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childhood trauma

Why People Grow Up Idealizing Their Parents and Upbringing

“With nothing and no one to judge them against, we assume them to be perfect parents. As our world broadens beyond our crib, we develop a need to maintain this image of perfection as a defense against the great unknowns we increasingly encounter. As long as we believe our parents are perfect, we feel protected.”
— Susan Forward, Toxic Parents


Babies and small children are new to the world and their brains and minds are still developing. The...
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