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Can Your Child Be Too Religious? But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.

 
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Can Your Child Be Too Religious? But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.
Seeing their kids more eager to pray than play video games, most parents would shout, “Hallelujah” or whatever their expression of joy. And they should. Research shows that religion can be a positive force in the lives of children, just as can be for adults. “Religion,” says Bill Hathaway, a clinical psychologist of religion and Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, “is related to the child having a higher sense of self esteem, better academic adjustment and lower rates of substance abuse and delinquent or criminal behavior.”

So if your child is immersed in scripture after school and prays regularly throughout the day, you may breathe a sigh of relief. She’s such a good girl. My boy is okay.

Or maybe not. Your child’s devotion may be a great thing, but there are some kids whose religious observances require a deeper look. For these children, an overzealous practice of their family faith — or even another faith — may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue or a coping mechanism for dealing with unaddressed trauma or stress.



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YOU KNEW THIS WAS COMING DOWN THE PIKE....

THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

YOU WANT TO BUY A GUN..OR YOUR A CHRISTIAN? SORRY YOU FALL UNDER A MENTAL ILLNESS...

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Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), for example, may rigidly repeat holy verses, say Hail Mary’s or focus on other rituals less out of a deeper sense of faith but more as an expression of their disorder. “It looks positive but could be negative,” says Stephanie Mihalas, a UCLA professor and licensed clinical psychologist.

Such ritualistic behavior, she says, may also reflect a child’s way of coping with anxiety, and in reality could be no more spiritual than fanatical hand washing or dreading to walk on cracks. “These kids fear that if they don’t obey their religious rules perfectly,” explains Carole Lierberman, MD, a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, “God will punish them.”
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Seeing their kids more eager to pray than play video games, most parents would shout, “Hallelujah” or whatever their expression of joy. And they should. Research shows that religion can be a positive force in the lives of children, just as can be for adults. “Religion,” says Bill Hathaway, a clinical psychologist of religion and Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, “is related to the child having a higher sense of self esteem, better academic adjustment and lower rates of substance abuse and delinquent or criminal behavior.”

So if your child is immersed in scripture after school and prays regularly throughout the day, you may breathe a sigh of relief. She’s such a good girl. My boy is okay.

Or maybe not. Your child’s devotion may be a great thing, but there are some kids whose religious observances require a deeper look. For these children, an overzealous practice of their family faith — or even another faith — may be a sign of an underlying mental health issue or a coping mechanism for dealing with unaddressed trauma or stress.



Read more: [link to healthland.time.com]
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What do you expect from violence based totalitarian atheist's? Atheist's have murdered 148 mil people in just the 20th century.
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THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

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You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
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THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

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You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
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Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
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THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

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You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578


Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
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Just going by what Suie posted, yo
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Research shows that religion can be a positive force in the lives of children, just as can be for adults. “Religion,” says Bill Hathaway, a clinical psychologist of religion and Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, “is related to the child having a higher sense of self esteem, better academic adjustment and lower rates of substance abuse and delinquent or criminal behavior.”
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Sounds more like he is trying to save his employment.
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THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

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You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578


Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
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Just going by what Suie posted, yo
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SO I guess you think it would be okay to BAN the Holy Bible??
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You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578


Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754536


Just going by what Suie posted, yo
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SO I guess you think it would be okay to BAN the Holy Bible??
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That would be only slightly worse than the butchering of its texts, which has been going on for centuries now, at the hands of Religion Inc.

Ultimately, the Word of God is a Person.
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Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 754536


Just going by what Suie posted, yo
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578


SO I guess you think it would be okay to BAN the Holy Bible??
 Quoting: christian


That would be only slightly worse than the butchering of its texts, which has been going on for centuries now, at the hands of Religion Inc.

Ultimately, the Word of God is a Person.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578



and who would that person be?
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Re: Can Your Child Be Too Religious? But some kinds of religiosity could be a sign of deeper mental health issues.
If a child spent all of its time writing letters to santa or talking to the easter bunny, would that be considered normal?
Religion is something one chooses when one has reached the age of reason.
Ramming belief in things that may or may not exist down children's throats is abuse.
Make things known to children and give them a broad spectrum of possibilities, but don't tell them one thing is right and all else is error when there is no evidence.
There is nothing virtuous in talking to an invisible punisher.
Rather teach children right from wrong, good from bad and that decency, respect and kindness are virtues...
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If a child spent all of its time writing letters to santa or talking to the easter bunny, would that be considered normal?
Religion is something one chooses when one has reached the age of reason.
Ramming belief in things that may or may not exist down children's throats is abuse.
Make things known to children and give them a broad spectrum of possibilities, but don't tell them one thing is right and all else is error when there is no evidence.
There is nothing virtuous in talking to an invisible punisher.
Rather teach children right from wrong, good from bad and that decency, respect and kindness are virtues...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30560546



The Spirit of GOD is not the intellect and reason of MAN...

The two do not even go together...

You don't find GOD in your human intellect, you find GOD in your Spirit and that SPIRIT is what leads you to the Knowledge and the Wisdom of the Creator....

A Child is precious to GOD, and he will not tolerate for a second anyone who does not allow a Child to know him....
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If a child spent all of its time writing letters to santa or talking to the easter bunny, would that be considered normal?
Lying to them is soooo grownup!

Ramming things that may or may not exist down children's throats is abuse.
That's what libtard pedophiles and abortion doctors do.



Rather teach children right from wrong, good from bad and that decency, respect and kindness are virtues...
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Sooooo???? Teach them biblical truths, but if they believe them, call them retarded?? You are clinically insane!
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Goodness, kindness and respect...
All of which are possible withouut the threat of hellfire.
If the only reason you have to be a good person is because you fear damnation then you're psychologically screwed.
You christians think you have a monopoly on goodness...
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THEY REALLY WANT TO BAN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AS HARMFUL, BIGOTED, INTOLERANT AND AS A MENTAL ILLNESS..

 Quoting: christian


You don't suppose they mostly just want to "ban" harmful intolerant bigots? It isn't Their fault so many of the aforementioned are Christian, is it?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 8788578


Ya know...

There is just sooooo much tolerance in wanting to rid the world of the intolerant.

Think about that for a moment.
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You have know right to expect tolerance when you are willfully and intentionally ignorant.
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If a child spent all of its time writing letters to santa or talking to the easter bunny, would that be considered normal?
Religion is something one chooses when one has reached the age of reason.
Ramming belief in things that may or may not exist down children's throats is abuse.
Make things known to children and give them a broad spectrum of possibilities, but don't tell them one thing is right and all else is error when there is no evidence.
There is nothing virtuous in talking to an invisible punisher.
Rather teach children right from wrong, good from bad and that decency, respect and kindness are virtues...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30560546



The Spirit of GOD is not the intellect and reason of MAN...

The two do not even go together...

You don't find GOD in your human intellect, you find GOD in your Spirit and that SPIRIT is what leads you to the Knowledge and the Wisdom of the Creator....

A Child is precious to GOD, and he will not tolerate for a second anyone who does not allow a Child to know him....
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Children are NOT precious to god. He has no problem starving them and killing them. Read the old testament and then look around at what god's chosen people are doing to their neighbors.
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Goodness, kindness and respect...
All of which are possible withouut the threat of hellfire.
If the only reason you have to be a good person is because you fear damnation then you're psychologically screwed.
You christians think you have a monopoly on goodness...
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Do you love your parents?

Do you love your spouse?

Do you love your children?


If you DO..You don't want to hurt them..You don't want to hurt them out of FEAR..but out of LOVE...


Christians LOVE there Heavenly Father and that LOVE is why they want to keep his commandments and do the work, he would have them to do...

I love ABBA and I tell him so daily..

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Just going by what Suie posted, yo
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SO I guess you think it would be okay to BAN the Holy Bible??
 Quoting: christian


That would be only slightly worse than the butchering of its texts, which has been going on for centuries now, at the hands of Religion Inc.

Ultimately, the Word of God is a Person.
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and who would that person be?
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the "person" is a number of people over the years.

things get lost in translation, sometimes on purpose.
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If a child spent all of its time writing letters to santa or talking to the easter bunny, would that be considered normal?
Religion is something one chooses when one has reached the age of reason.
Ramming belief in things that may or may not exist down children's throats is abuse.Make things known to children and give them a broad spectrum of possibilities, but don't tell them one thing is right and all else is error when there is no evidence.
There is nothing virtuous in talking to an invisible punisher.
Rather teach children right from wrong, good from bad and that decency, respect and kindness are virtues...
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Oh Boy...
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Research shows that religion can be a positive force in the lives of children, just as can be for adults. “Religion,” says Bill Hathaway, a clinical psychologist of religion and Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University, “is related to the child having a higher sense of self esteem, better academic adjustment and lower rates of substance abuse and delinquent or criminal behavior.”
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Sounds more like he is trying to save his employment.
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lOl

There is plenty of work to be done in that area.
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If OP and her opinions are an indication of what religion is, then I would definitely ban it in all cases.
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If OP and her opinions are an indication of what religion is, then I would definitely ban it in all cases.
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That says more about you than it does the OP.

Good to know.
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Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), for example, may rigidly repeat holy verses, say Hail Mary’s or focus on other rituals less out of a deeper sense of faith but more as an expression of their disorder. “It looks positive but could be negative,” says Stephanie Mihalas, a UCLA professor and licensed clinical psychologist.

Such ritualistic behavior, she says, may also reflect a child’s way of coping with anxiety, and in reality could be no more spiritual than fanatical hand washing or dreading to walk on cracks. “These kids fear that if they don’t obey their religious rules perfectly,” explains Carole Lierberman, MD, a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, “God will punish them.”
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Absolutely true. I grew up with an overly religious family and I spent many years hating myself because I thought every immoral or impure thought that popped into my head counted as a "sin" and would put me in hell. Thankfully, I discovered for myself that the whole Christian community that does that to children are just as deeply disturbed, frustrated, and hate-filled as I was.

I got out of that shit-kicker rural community and made a good life for myself in the city and haven't looked back since. Don't let these fuckers create a psychological disorder in you, because the extremist Christians can certainly do that.
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Absolutely true. I grew up with an overly religious family and I spent many years hating myself because I thought every immoral or impure thought that popped into my head counted as a "sin" and would put me in hell. Thankfully, I discovered for myself that the whole Christian community that does that to children are just as deeply disturbed, frustrated, and hate-filled as I was.
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This is why preachers' kids are often such notorious "rebels" - they're barely allowed to be human, and it slingshots the other way on them.
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thank you OP for doing this thread on religiosity..

may God bless you

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