About Adoptee Rage

Statistics Identify large populations of Adoptees in prisons, mental hospitals and committed suicide.
Fifty years of scientific studies on child adoption resulting in psychological harm to the child and
poor outcomes for a child's future.
Medical and psychological attempts to heal the broken bonds of adoption, promote reunions of biological parents and adult children. The other half of attempting to repair a severed Identity is counselling therapy to rebuild the self.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Emotional Blackmail of Adopted Children


Emotional blackmail of Adopted Children

Emotional blackmail is a form of Psychological Manipulation of children.

When subjected to emotional blackmail, "we become the other's emotional hostage." As Jean Baudrillard puts it: "If you don't give me that, you will be responsible for my breakdown".
Emotional abuse of children occurs in all kinds of families.
No parent or carer gets it right every time, and an act of bad parenting does not amount to emotional abuse.
However, continued ill treatment can seriously harm a child's emotional health and development.
A parent may emotionally abuse their child because they:
  • feel anger towards themselves which they misdirect onto their child
  • have experienced a traumatic or abusive childhood
  • have learned bad parenting from childhood
  • misunderstand their child's behavior, e.g. believing their baby cries to annoy them.
Emotional abuse can affect a child from infancy, through adolescence, and into adulthood.
A parent's behavior is central to a child's development. Signs that a child may be suffering emotional abuse include:
  • a parent's constant negative regard of the child and anger based behavior directed at their child.
  • a fearful, distant and non affectionate relationship between mother toward non-biologic child.
Signs of emotional abuse may also be present in a child's actions, or their physical, mental and emotional development.
Effects on physical development
A child's physical development can be delayed. For example, tense meal times can affect a child's eating.
Effects on mental development
Emotional abuse can hold back a child's mental development, such as their intelligence and memory. It can also increase the risk of a child developing mental health problems, such as eating disorders and