35 Childhood Trauma Quotes and Sayings for Healing

A person’s life get negatively affected by childhood trauma in a severe way.

If a youngster is mistreated or neglected in the childhood then they may struggle with their relationship with others later in life.


Let’s check out some of the best quotes about childhood trauma.

Childhood Trauma Quotes

Kids with trauma history don’t need more punishment. And quite frankly, they don’t need more stickers. ~ Dr. Ross Greene.

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one. ~ Shaili Jain.

When you feel at sea in an abyss of emotions, reconnecting to the beauty of your soul can be difficult, but it is never impossible. ~ Lorraine Nilon.


Trauma comes back as a reaction, not a memory. ~ Bessel Van Der Kolk.

The initial trauma of a young child may go underground but it will return to haunt us. ~ James Garbarino.


Behavior is the language of trauma. Children will show you before they tell you that they are in distress. ~ Micere Keels.

But really, what else are you going to talk about in line at the liquor store? Childhood trauma seems like the natural choice, since it’s the reason why most of us are in line there to begin with. ~ Jenny Lawson.

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Best Childhood Trauma Quotes

I think the thumbprint on the throat of many people is childhood trauma that goes unprocessed and unrecognized. ~ Tom Hooper.

Traumatic experiences in early childhood may interfere with the child’s ability to securely attach. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.


Trauma can have a masking effect. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.

Childhood trauma is not necessarily a prophecy of doom, because some children are resilient or because later experiences help to restore mental health. ~ Richard Bentall.


One of the best ways of repressing emotions is artificial certainty. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

Trauma is a result of an overwhelming sense of danger, powerlessness, and fear. Healing is a result of feeling safe, empowered, and supported. ~ Unknown.

Famous Childhood Trauma Quotes

Nine times out of ten, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry; it will break your heart. ~ Annette Breaux.

As traumatized children, we always dreamed that someone would come and save us. We never dreamed that it would, in fact, be ourselves as adults. ~ Alice Little.


Children don’t get traumatized because they are hurt. They get traumatized because they’re alone with the hurt. ~ Dr. Gabor Mate.

A child who has experienced trauma will sometimes show they feel connected to an attachment figure by releasing all their big emotions in their presence. What may appear as disconnection may actually be a sign of trust. ~ J. Milburn.

Abuse is never deserved, it is an exploitation of innocence and physical disadvantage, which is perceived as an opportunity by the abuser. ~ Lorraine Nilon.


Childhood trauma does not come in one single package. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.

Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don’t think it’s the children who need to be adjusted. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

We don’t yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people. ~ Alice Miller.


There’s no weakness as great as false strength. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self. ~ Nathaniel Branden.


Boundaries are, in simple terms, the recognition of personal space. ~ Dr. Asa Don Brown.

Top Childhood Trauma Quotes

Repeated childhood trauma causes a child to live in a constant state of hypervigilance, always alert to impending perceived danger. ~ Unknown.

I had absolutely no trauma in my childhood. If anyone ever assumed that my books were autobiographical, they’d be sorely disappointed, because none of these things happened to me. ~ Jodi Picoult.


After a cruel childhood, one must reinvent oneself. Then reimagine the world. ~ Mary Oliver.

We already live on the planet of war, we already live on the red planet, and it’s a war against children. All the other wars are just the shadows of the war on children. ~ Stefan Molyneux.

So these were the 35 quotes about Childhood Trauma.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other popular blog posts on the topics of Gone But Not Forgotten quotes and Book Burning quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. 17 Quotes on Childhood Trauma & Healing
  2. Childhood Trauma Quotes – Goodreads
  3. The 21 Best Quotes about childhood trauma – Bookroo
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