Do you have a good relationship with your parents? Do you think you might be raised by toxic parents? How you were raised is one of the biggest factors that determine who you are. Your parents and environment shape your personality, interests, and ideals much more than what most people realize. However, parents are human too. As much as you may idolize them and want to follow in their footsteps, they make mistakes as well. Whether you’re already a caregiver looking for phrases to avoid or a child seeking information, here are a few hurtful things parents tell children to help you become more aware!
Are you depressed because of your parents? We also made a video on the signs your parents are making you depressed: https://youtu.be/tDcvvHeKyuw
Article link with sources: https://psych2go.net/8-hurtful-things-parents-tell-children/
Disclaimer: This video isn’t meant to diagnose, treat, or cure anyone. It is for informative purposes only, so if you or someone you know may be struggling, we urge you to seek professional help from a therapist or another trusted professional. If you can relate to any of these signs, please do not take this feedback as an attack on your character. This video was meant to be a self-improvement guide for those of you who have been feeling a little stuck.
Writer: Lily Mentriko
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
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VO: Amanda Silvera
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