Challenges for young people

What are the effects of a parent's trauma on their children?

Parents who have experienced interpersonal trauma - that is - abuse or betrayal by someone close to them - often work very hard to overcome their challenges to be the best parent they know how to be. However they may also struggle with relationships, including with their own kids.

Some of the ways interpersonal trauma can make it hard to be a parent include:-

* It may feel scary to let your child come close, to give your heart freely and risk being hurt again.