# Toxic parents
Learning to Create Boundaries
Growing up, I faced many adversities due to being a biracial child, living in a strict religious household, being the only girl out of 4 brothers, and dealing with mentally and emotionally abusive parents. Not only am I the only daughter, but I am also my parent's eldest child. I have 4 younger brothers that I have basically raised as my own. My parents made it my responsibility to care for my brothers. I’ve grown to become very independent and nurturing. I can be a bit stubborn, but I am determined in everything that I do. My parents were very particular about keeping me sheltered. Meanwhile, my brothers were able to do anything with their friends. Favoritism was at an all-time high growing up in my household. I felt as if I couldn’t go to my parents for a lot of things and this type of relationship with my parents has definitely placed a strong hold on me mentally and emotionally. As a teen, I started to rebel against my parents by skipping school, smoking heavily, and running away from home. I did this in an effort to try and get my parents to finally understand how I truly felt. Being this way did nothing but make things worse. To make a long story short, I am now in the energy of believing my parents still view me as a child. I am 23 years old providing everything for myself with no help from others. My parents still think they can control my every move and I just need advice on how to tell them to stop crossing my boundaries without coming off as a disrespectful “child.”
The Challenge of Dealing with Toxic Parents
Father parentingDacasdo (Affiliate links benefit author if a puchase is made) Toxic relationships include relationships with toxic parents. Typically, they do not treat their children with respect as individuals. They won’t compromise, take responsibility for their behavior, or apologize. Often these parents have a mental disorder or a serious addiction. We all live with the consequences of poor parenting. However, if our childhoods were traumatic, we carry wounds from abusive or dysfunctional parenting. When they haven’t healed, toxic parents can re-injure us in ways that make growth and recovery difficult. When we grow up with dysfunctional parenting, we may not recognize it as such. It feels familiar and normal. We may be in denial and not realize that we’ve been abused emotionally, particularly if our material needs were met.
10 Toxic Things Parents Say to Their Children: Some Toxic Statements You Should Avoid
In this article, we will be looking at 10 toxic things parents say to their children and some toxic statements you should avoid. Being a parent takes a lot of time and effort. Your responsibility and obligations for your children never end once you become a parent. Parenting can be difficult and draining, and it can bring out the best and the worst in you. How effective a parent you will be is entirely up to you.
The Damage Done to Sons of Narcissistic Mothers
Son holding Valentine for motherVictoria Borodinova. All children of narcissists suffer. Sons of narcissistic mothers suffer damage to their autonomy, self-worth, and future relationships with women.