Emotional abuse can also affect children's sense of identity and their ability to form positive relationships with others. Children who are emotionally abused may have difficulty forming and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults.
They may also have difficulty with social skills, such as communication and problem-solving, which can lead to further social isolation and difficulties in school and other social settings.
The long-term effects of emotional abuse on children's self-esteem and self-worth can be serious and can have lasting impacts on their future prospects and well-being.
It is important for parents, caregivers, and other adults to recognize the signs of emotional abuse and to intervene to stop the abuse and provide support to the child.
If you are concerned that a child you know is being emotionally abused, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional or child protective services.