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Glass children
Episode 9530th March 2023 • How Not to Screw Up Your Kids • Dr Maryhan
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The hashtag 'glass child' has been trending on social platforms and refers to children growing up in home where a sibling requires a disproportionate amount of parental energy. Leaving them feeling as though we look right through them. What can we do as parents to avoid our children growing up and feeling they were 'glass children'?

Here are the highlights: 

(02:28) Don’t overplay the guilt 

(07:22) They might say they’re ok, but they’re not 

(12:19) Communication is crucial 

(14:42) Apportioning time based on need 

(17:22) How to support your glass children 

(19:15) The elephant in the room 

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