Childhood is probably the most beautiful and innocent phase of human life. It is the phase of beautiful memories, innocence, and little experiences that last for a lifetime. It is the first stage of human life that becomes the base of your entire life.
However, have you ever wondered what happens when the first-stage human becomes the prey of short-term or long-term cruelty and torture?
It is much like a whole building that stands on broken and fragile branches. It means the building could fall at any moment. No matter how strong it appears, there is always the trigger of collapse.
The same goes for humans. Imagine an innocent child that was supposed to live a beautiful life, but get into traps of violence, cruelty, and abuse.
They are called Traumas in Childhood and are one of the main causes of disturbed and distressing life.
Childhood traumas, it is not necessarily mean that a kid has suffered because of outsiders. There are and can be several reasons. It can be emotional abuse by parents, sexual violence, molestation, kidnapping, bullying, the separation between parents, deaths, or any unusual and harsh experience.
Childhood traumas impact children’s well-being and behavior as an adult. The physiology of the body is often disturbed.
The physical, sexual, emotional or a traumatic experience in childhood impacts a person’s whole life.
It is common for Childhood trauma survivors to engage in denial, get isolated from others, behave weirdly, could not make a decision, and be prone to several things.
Depression and anxiety symptoms sleep problems and low self-esteem is also possible effects of childhood trauma. Trauma survivors suffer from anxiety and depression as well as low self-esteem.
In simpler notes, they have no confidence in themselves and they can’t embrace their identities. There is always something that is going on in their minds which can’t let them free from worries. It is painful to suffer these things from tender age to entire life.
Others abuse alcohol, harm themselves, and engage in other harmful behaviors in an attempt to escape the effects of their traumatic experiences on their lives.
Emotional abuse relationships and emotional abuse from mother, father, siblings, or any close relative are also traumatic experiences. Several families undergo some problems and matters. Sometimes they impact kids in devastating ways.
Children who have witnessed violence or abuse up close learn that they cannot rely on others to help them.
When a child witnesses their protector abusing them, it might make them feel even worse since they will learn that they are evil and the world is a horrible place. Trauma’s effect on the brain has an impact on mental well-being.
Often children are abused or neglected; therefore; they struggle to form solid, healthy relationships in life.
Children who do not build strong ties are more vulnerable to stress. They are left in darkness and nothing more. They can’t even ask for help for emotional abuse or treatment for depression and anxiety.
They have trouble controlling their emotions and expressing them, which might cause them to act violently or inappropriately.
A child who has gone through significant trauma might have trouble making friends or making connections with adults.
This often happens when people don’t understand the root cause of such behavior and rather choose to judge that kid.
The physiology of the body changes from infancy through adolescence. It goes through several changes in hormones, physical features, and even psychological. External factors affect normal biological function to some degree.
A child who suffers terror, long-term stress, or high stress during their early years may not develop their immune system and their body’s stress response mechanisms appropriately. A healthy upbringing requires a normal life. Stress is like a hindrance to every good thing that can occur to the body.
Here an important thing is to be considered that sometimes in adulthood a person strongly or unusually reacts to something. It is because that thing is reminding that person of the traumatic experience in childhood that is triggering him\her all over again.
The strong reactions could be fast breathing, hammering in the heart, or might be a complete shutdown.
Stress in the environment can affect how the nervous system and brain development and may hinder the brain from developing to its greatest potential.
Physical symptoms like headaches or stomachaches may be frequent in kids who have had difficult, traumatic experiences in childhood.
They may also have other persistent physical illnesses, problems, and trauma’s effect on the brain. They might engage in risky behaviors like smoking that exacerbate these issues.
A question can arise in people’s minds if time heals everything, then why cannot Traumas in Childhood?
Healing is a beautiful process, but an important thing to keep in mind is that it requires some break from stress to happen. A person is living the same traumatic life, how come that person sees himself in the position of any good? When there is darkness everywhere, no one can anticipate light.
Time heals things, but that healing is not that miraculous that you forget everything and magic happens.
There are always scars that are left no matter how far you go. Happiness and some relief can let go of several bad moments, but only if it stays or is prolonged.
Let every kid live a beautiful life where he learns to grow in a smooth environment. Trauma is nothing more than the stabbing of violence that is shattering kids’ personalities with the darkest of scars.
Protection services and global solutions are important to take kids out of such violence.
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