Our sensitivity to criticism and accusation goes back to our earliest days as children with our parents. We know that their approval is essential to our happiness and all children do their best to please their parents.
Unfortunately, too many parents (even in this more enlightened era) still use generic forms of blame and criticism as a means of expressing disapproval. The intention might be to improve the child’s behavior, but the criticism just makes children feel bad about themselves, anxious about their relationship and especially anxious about their self-worth.
Imagine what it would be like if all the important people in your life stopped criticizing and accusing you! Imagine that the only things they said were positive and supportive! And when conflict arose (as it must) it was handled respectfully, with hardly any anger, fear or pain. Wouldn’t that feel wonderful?
Excerpted from the article:
Criticism Leads to Anxiety and Fear
Written by Carl Alasko, Ph.D.
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