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Here are several articles on emotional neglect
Teens, Internet, Emotional Neglect
Four Words My Family Never Said to Me
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|Using A Cell
Phone as a Leash
Putting a leash on a child or teen is a form of emotional neglect because it denies them the natural need to feel both free and trusted.
Using a teen's cell phone as a leash seems to be growing in popularity around the world, especially with the new ability to track the location of the phone with a GPS.
Here is a short chat where a teen and I talked about the cell phone as a leash
|Four Words My Family Never Said to
One type of emotional neglect is not filling a child's emotional needs. For example, not helping a child feel important would be a form of emotional neglect.
While living in South America I wrote a short article about how my family never told me I was important. When a hotel manager said those four words to me, it really affected me. Here is the story.