Leigh Johnson-Migalski, Psy.D., professor for the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology program in Chicago, offered insight to Everyday Health about helping children who are suffering from an inferiority complex. According to Johnson-Migalski, children who experience themselves as being inferior often feel like they don’t belong.
“Power struggles, attention-seeking, or hurtful behavior are the main ways for them to connect with others,” Johnson-Migalski said. Ways to help children with an inferiority complex include offering a lot of encouragement, letting children find their own problems to solutions, modeling self-compassion, and avoiding criticism.
Read more in the Everyday Health article, “How to Help Your Child Overcome an Inferiority Complex.”