Introducing Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity

Many of us have had a difficult childhood. So difficult, in fact, that the remnants of that childhood — or lost innocence — remain with us to this day. It may be one of the building blocks of what’s made us who we are, for better or worse.

But childhood adversity is too often glossed over. “Didn’t we all have a difficult childhood to some extent?” some might wonder.

Yes and no. Many of us grew up in a safe and supportive environment. Others feared daily for their own welfare and safety. Still others wondered where and when their next meal would come from.

Some of us bounced back with resilience due to these factors. Others of us, however, carry the wounds of this adversity.

So it is my pleasure to bring you Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity by Psych Central blogger, Will Meecham. As Will said to me when proposing this blog,

Not only are mental peace and heartfelt love possible, but I would even argue that once the trauma, loss, and neglect of a difficult upbringing are transcended, the challenging past enables deeper levels of acceptance and tenderness toward life than might be available to those less shattered during their formative years.

I couldn’t agree more. Learn more about Will here.

Please give him a warm Psych Central welcome over at his new blog now, Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Jul 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2014). Introducing Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 28, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/07/18/introducing-peace-love-childhood-adversity/

 

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