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  • amelia posted an update in the group Group logo of Growing Up In ClutterGrowing Up In Clutter 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    How do I even begin to assess the restrictions and effects of being raised in a hoarding home on my emotional and psychological development? Is there like a check list somewhere to get me started… I have no clue where there are impacts because it’s all I’ve ever known… but now that I’m 32 as I keep trying to grow up I feel like I have to go back and fix or experience things I never went through… it is confusing and the fact that issues keep popping up that source from the hoarded house is frustrating… wish I could actively address things instead of waiting for them to pop up at inopportune times…

    • Unfortunately, the resources and supports for children growing up or who have grown up in a hoarded home are limited. That being said, there are people out there working to change this. I would definitely recommend reaching out to Tammi Moses. She is part of the Hoarding Task Force Network and The Clutter Movement Family Support fb group. Here is her contact information: homesareforliving@gmail.com Tammi grew up in a hoarded home and is a great advocate and resource.

      • Amelia, you should also check out the coh yahoo support group. And there is a book called children of hoarders by Neziroglu and Donnelly that i always recommend… it isn’t earth shattering but it is definitely something i wish i’d had growing up… if you feel like things are still ambushing you, it might be helpful. 🙂