It's normal to question whether what you experienced as a child was "traumatic" or not.
The word trauma can be scary to use because it comes with a whole host of cultural and societal assumptions.
Like, if you say you experienced trauma, people might think you were beaten, sexually assaulted, or something else extreme.
But the truth about trauma is that the real definition is not WHAT happened to you, but how it affected you.
So you could have had something happen as a child that was too much, too fast, or too soon, and you didn't recover. That's trauma.