Parents Who Lack Empathy and have High Expectations Often Punish Children with Learning Disabilities: Study

Parent’s lack of empathy and unrealistic expectation influences risk of physical abuse in children with developmental disorders, according to a study. 

“We also saw that parents don’t empathize toward their child’s needs as much as parents of typically developing children,

which suggests that these parents may not understand the needs or feelings of their children,” she adds.

By Vanishree Bhatt