Poor health, frequent illness.
Poor sleeping habits.
Excessive screaming (infants).
Increased aggression with peers such as hitting, biting, being argumentative, fighting.
Low self-esteem, blaming self.
Severe shyness or clinging, social isolation from peers.
Withdrawn or passive personality.
Feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression.
Angry, hostile behavior.
Difficulties at school, not wanting to go to classes, poor grades, difficulty in concentration.
Rebellion against authority.
Psychological Damage by Witnessing Violence in the Home
More and more studies are showing that children are psychologically damaged when they witness violence in their home. If you are living with an abusive spouse, your children, regardless of their age, will feel emotionally deprived. These children are also at a high risk for eventually being physically abused.