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Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Pride and Shame

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In childhood, shame leads to avoidance and withdrawal and then, in adolescence, to desperate attempts to alleviate, or get rid of, this painful state of mind. Many experiences that evoke a feeling of shame are uniquely painful, and the feeling of shame, perhaps more than any other emotion, stays with us.