Neglected Orphan Child Psychology


Children who were never held as infants develop ways to self soothe which commonly includes rocking back and forth during adolescence, as has been documented in Romanian orphanages during the 1990’s. During the 1990’s, Romanian orphanages had upwards of 500 children housed together with very little staff available to care for each child on a one to one basis. These children habitually rocked back and forth, sometimes simultaneously in an attempt to ease their anxieties, fears, and all other negative emotions

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