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Amanda asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 1 month ago

Does invalidating your child's feelings help them?

My mom tells me that she invalidates my feelings so I wouldn't dwell on it.

As for me, I like to think that invalidating my feelings is actually making me worse.

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    I too know that invalidating or minimizing a child's feelings only makes it worse, and doesn't allow healthy emotional processing...especially younger children.  They need to learn early and frequently how to go through the progression of feelings when life events or conflicts arise, or else they are prone to depression and negative self esteem.

  • Nat
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    1 month ago

    Yeah your mom isnt' helping you in any way 

  • Judy
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    1 month ago

    Invalidating anyone's feelings is never the right thing to do.

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