It’s crucial that parents’ expectations make sense in relation to the child. A disconnect between parents’ expectations and the child’s abilities, interests, and idiosyncrasies can have consequences.
When we internalize people’s judgments, we often develop the belief that we are not good enough, bad, or unlovable. Here I explore the concept of self-judgment.
Autistic people can be very hard on themselves. In this post, we describe the consequences of self-criticism, and explain the power of self-compassion.