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7 Toxic Things Parents Do To Their Child

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Do you often wonder if your parents truly love you, or are they just being toxic? Toxic parents can be a toxic mother who helicopters you, or a toxic father who expects too much achievement from you. Even if parents do not want to be toxic, sometimes, they unintentionally are toxic. Does your parents downplay your achievements, set expectations too high, control too much, treat you like a child, close off communication?

Here are a few things toxic parents say to their kids: https://youtu.be/GS_mATLF7BE

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Strayer, J., & Roberts, W. (2004). Children’s anger, emotional expressiveness, and empathy: Relations with parents’ empathy, emotional expressiveness, and parenting practices. Social development, 13(2), 229-254.

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