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  • Hey Psych2goers! Welcome back to another Psych2go video.

  • Have you ever wondered, what kind of parenting you grew up under?

  • Do you think your relationship with your parents is toxic?

  • A parent is toxic when their negative behavior impacts and even damages their children's emotional and mental well being.

  • So here are five types of toxic parents.

  • One, "The Controlling Parent."

  • Do your parents control what you do?

  • Do they constantly try to manipulate and control your decisions, feelings, and actions?

  • For example: They try to dictate what career path to take.

  • Even if it goes against what you want.

  • While their involvement can lead to positive outcomes, inappropriate or excessive involvement can lead to a higher level of anxiety and depression in their children.

  • Two, "The Parent with Unrealistic Expectations."

  • Were you ever scared of failing to meet your parent's expectations and disappointing them?

  • It's normal for parents to want the best for their children.

  • However, when these expectations become unrealistic, it can place a lot of pressure on their children.

  • You may feel stressed about being unable to meet those expectations, which could lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

  • Number three, "The Verbally Abusive Parent."

  • There's a difference between scolding and verbal abuse.

  • They might say, "Why aren't you studying? Doing some practice questions can help you feel more prepared."

  • Verbal Abuse, on the other hand, is a destructive form of communication.

  • They may say something like, "Why aren't you studying? You're so lazy and useless."

  • When this happens, you could end up internalizing the remarks.

  • Which could lead to self-deprecation and low self-esteem.

  • Four, "The Invasive Parent."

  • Do your parents know little about having boundaries?

  • Did they look through your phone or your diary without your permission?

  • It's important that you have your own personal space.

  • Especially, when you're growing up.

  • The constant invasion of privacy may lead you to find yourself resorting to lying and hiding.

  • The lack of personal space can be the cause of an uneasy and distant relationship between parent and child.

  • Five, "The Neglectful Parent."

  • On the other hand, do your parents rarely check in on your everyday life?

  • Neglect is a form of child maltreatment that can lead to negative social, behavioral, and cognitive impacts on a child.

  • Having a neglectful parent can also result in a distant relationship, as you may feel like they were never present in your life.

  • For example: Parents who are substance or alcohol abusers may have difficulty giving the proper care that their children need.

  • What are your thoughts on these types of toxic parents?

  • Do you relate to any of the parenting types in this video?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

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  • References and studies used in this video are added in the description below.

  • Thanks for watching, and we'll see you on our next one!

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