Why children refrain from communicating with parents: Psychotherapist explains


  • Sometimes children think that the parents are already overburdened with their personal affairs. Hence, they refrain from sharing their own emotions, thinking they are helping to care and attempting to lessen their burden.

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

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Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Sometimes children do not share their emotions with their parents. But why does it happen? In every relationship, communication is the ultimate key which helps us to understand the other person. No matter what type of parenting one is doing, it is important to listen and validate the child’s emotions and the way they feel. It is also important to encourage the children to speak about their emotions. In a recent Instagram post, Psychotherapist Emily H Sanders addressed the issue and explored reasons why children refrain from communicating about their emotions to their parents.(Unsplash)

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Sometimes children think that the parents are already overburdened with their personal affairs.  Hence, they refrain from sharing their own emotions, thinking they are helping to care and attempting to lessen their burden.(Unsplash)

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Sometimes children think that the parents are already overburdened with their personal affairs. Hence, they refrain from sharing their own emotions, thinking they are helping to care and attempting to lessen their burden.(Unsplash)

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Some parents are always too busy for their children – hence, the children never think it is an appropriate time to speak to their parent.  This further creates communication gap.(Unsplash)

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Some parents are always too busy for their children – hence, the children never think it is an appropriate time to speak to their parent. This further creates communication gap.(Unsplash)

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Sometimes, all that the child is looking is to feel validated and their emotions to be heard.  Often parents rush to solve the problem and do not listen completely to their child – this further leads to frustration.(Unsplash)

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Sometimes, all that the child is looking is to feel validated and their emotions to be heard. Often parents rush to solve the problem and do not listen completely to their child – this further leads to frustration.(Unsplash)

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The parents are dismissive of the children's choice, which makes them feel ashamed for asking for help to their parent.  They also feel doubt about the reasons as to why they need help with.(Unsplash)

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

The parents are dismissive of the children’s choice, which makes them feel ashamed for asking for help to their parent. They also feel doubt about the reasons as to why they need help with.(Unsplash)

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Often parents are invested in the issue, but with time they forget to check on their child on the same situation.  This creates a gap between the child and the parent, and makes the child face the dilemma if they should speak about it again.(Unsplash)

Published on Jul 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Often parents are invested in the issue, but with time they forget to check on their child on the same situation. This creates a gap between the child and the parent, and makes the child face the dilemma if they should speak about it again.(Unsplash)

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