Toxic parents engage in constant criticism and ridicule, using derogatory language to make their children feel intellectually inferior and inadequate.
Toxic parents make their children feel like a burden, making them believe that their presence and needs are a source of inconvenience and trouble.
Toxic parents crush their children's dreams and aspirations by constantly undermining their potential and belittling their abilities.
Toxic parents belittle and demean their children by constantly devaluing their worth and undermining their self-esteem.
Toxic parents dismiss their children's emotions and feelings, invalidating their experiences and denying them the support and empathy they need.
Toxic parents use conditional love, making their affection and acceptance contingent upon their children meeting their expectations, creating a constant sense of insecurity and anxiety.
Toxic parents blame their children for the family's difficulties, making them shoulder unnecessary guilt and responsibility for things beyond their control.
Toxic parents express their regret and resentment towards their children, inflicting deep emotional wounds and creating a sense of unworthiness.