Internal vs. External Validation

As children, we learn right from wrong through our primary caregivers. When we bring home an A, and it goes on the fridge, we learn that doing well in school gets us recognition, praise, and attention.⠀

Alternatively, when we miss the mark, break a rule, or act out- we are often sent messages that lead to shame, embarrassment, or feelings of worthlessness.⠀

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Alexa Rodell