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    Damaging someone's psyche

    Can you please help me find the right phrase for what I'm trying to say. Here's the situation: parents get divorced, custody problems, etc. But the most important thing is to resolve this in the right way because otherwise it can "damage little child's psyche". Does this phrase work here fine? What other variants can you suggest? Thank you.

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    Re: Damaging someone's psyche

    Not a teacher

    I don't agree with: "damage little child's psych"

    Here are some options:

    It can place a psychological burden on young children

    It can psychologically affect young children.

    It can negatively affect the psyche of young children.

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    Re: Damaging someone's psyche

    Is this child a specific child?

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    Re: Damaging someone's psyche

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Is this child a specific child?
    10-year-old child who's been living for the last 4 years with his grandmother that doesn't let his mother see him...

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    Re: Damaging someone's psyche

    I think "damage the little child's psyche" is alright then, but please wait for someone else's opinion.

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    Re: Damaging someone's psyche

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I think "damage the little child's psyche" is alright then, but please wait for someone else's opinion.
    I agree that if this is a specific case study, then "the" is perfectly acceptable. However, I would avoid the use of the word "little". I don't see why it can't be "damage to the child's psyche".

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