Children of hoarders the focus of ABC's 20/20 tonight

5 August 2011

My friend, Geralin Thomas, CPO-CD®, who is one of the regularly featured organizers on A&E’s Hoarders tv show let me know that tonight on ABC’s 20/20 program, they’ll be doing an episode. on hoarding, with an emphasis on children of hoarders.

Here’s a preview:

I’m very interested to watch the program. Obviously, living with a parent who hoards must make for a very difficult (and unhealthy) childhood. But the long-term implication for the life of that child is staggering. I’ll be interested to see what the expert therapists and other guests who have experienced this, have to say.

ABC offers a Help for Hoarders resource page in conjunction with the story. I’m so pleased that the Institute for Challenging Disorganization is included.

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Janine I also seen the show it showed how hoarding can really affect the rest of the family members. It was really sad to see the little boys so upset about giving up their things but so sad that they are headed down the same road.

Cathy Sexton Aug 7, 09:05 PM

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