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Not only biological, genetic or neurological factors influence the child's development. The environment in which they grow and thrive is essential for their development.
Growing up in a violent environment has a strong impact on children's development. We are going to focus in this article on how the family environment influences the development of children, specifically, a violent family environment.
A violent environment is one in which between the parents or towards the child, there is shouting, insults, contempt, and even physical violence. Parents who yell at each other, or who yell at the child continuously, a home in which there are insults, continuous arguments, in which there is no affection, or there is neglect in the care of the children or the partner ..., is a negative and harmful environment for the proper development of the child.
Living in such an environment influences all areas of children's development (emotional, social, cognitive ...) First of all, it is necessary to highlight, that they give them a model of love and affection that is not adequate, since They learn that wanting is that too.
But it also makes children vulnerable, generates a lot of insecurity, emotional anguish, fear, makes them irritable, lack of appetite, anxiety, depression, and sometimes also violent behavior patterns, because children learn that what they see at home is a correct role model. They live in a tension and in an environment for which they do not have coping tools or personal resources to protect them. These consequences not only take place in childhood, but also in the long term in adolescence and adult life.
Children who experience this at home often show aggressive attitudes and behaviors at school that are nothing more than a reflection of what they see at home.
But not only does it have an impact on the child being violent, but also comes to assume and accept violence as something normal, therefore, they tolerate it and can become a victim of violence, because they have learned that it is normal and that it is part of affective relationships. That is, you can accept violence as a victim or as an aggressor.
When a child sees violence at home, he is learning a pattern of violent affective and social relationships. TOThey learn that yelling, insulting or hitting when we get angry is fine, or that it is the appropriate way to resolve conflicts.
Not all children who come into these environments manifest the same social, emotional or cognitive consequences, but what is clear is that the environment at home influences and affects them. Not everyone will develop depression, school problems, mood disorders, aggressive behavior ... but living in a violent home facilitates the appearance of these problems.
It is important for parents to know how their relationships and behaviors at home influence the development of their children and to go to the appropriate professionals to guide, advise and intervene if necessary.
Children to grow up healthy and safe in all aspects of their lives, they need a home where there is love, respect, security and trust.
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