Not allowed to grow

Postby heia » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:30 am

is there any literature or online sources about not being allowed to grow? On being subtly and sometimes overtly discouraged, punished, abandoned for growing physically, mentally, emotionally.

I haven't managed to find anything.

Thank you.
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Postby Candid » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:37 am

If this is a personal question rather than an academic one, you might find the answer in the growing body of literature about attachment trauma and Complex PTSD. Pete Walker has several books and a website,, and there is a forum for adult survivors of abuse,
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:40 am

heia wrote: I haven't managed to find anything.

Try Google Scholar. What search terms are you using?
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