Misophonia is hatred of sound. The condition causes the individual to have a reaction of sudden rage and stress and the need to get away from the sound. The sounds vary from individual to individual, but the common ones are chewing sounds. Other examples are sniffling, cracking, certain speech patterns and vocal frequency. The sounds which cause these reactions tend to have a pattern to them.
Chewing sounds and noisy eating, as well as sniffling are very common among children. Does it affect the level of bonding the parent can have with the child? I see quite a bit of archived reddit threads which discuss how the parent handles it for themselves, but how does it impact the child?
I do not yet have a child. This is one of the deciding factors for which I will or will not have a child.
The sounds of reaction are eating, drinking, and sniffling, coughing. Sound of metal against plate etc. Anything with a repeated pattern.
The reaction varies depending on the sound and source of the sound. I usually leave. Ear plugs and noise cancelling headphones, music do not work in most cases. I have above average hearing acuity ( has been tested).
- Will it build resentment if I ask the child to stop making sounds?
- Will it cause bonding issues because I likely won't be able to take
role in feeding?
- Will the child pick up the stress I feel?
- Will it cause behavior issues in the child in the long run?
- Will it cause them to be constantly self conscious and develop low self steam?
I would appreciate if someone who has a parent with misophonia, or a parent with misophonia who has raised a child that is currently in teenage years or higher, can speak from their experience.
While the experience may vary from person to person, it will at least give me some data on what to expect.