Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
They never displayed any empathy.
They never asked about your feelings, sympathized with you, or cared.
Reacted to any form of criticism in an extreme way.
Narcissistic parent would scream at you and likely physically hurt you through smacking or some other method.
Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them will make an impression. Stop Child abuse.
Scapegoating is a serious family dysfunctional problem with one member of the family being blamed for small things, picked on and constantly put down.
Narcissist have complete control over their child and will feel resentful, jealous if the child wants to break free from their clutches and create a life of their own.
Adult children of toxic parents often don’t really acknowledge that their parents did anything wrong, until therapy.
In abusive family, no one for a child to tell and hide.
They kept the pain to themselves while a part of them died.
In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving and close to each other.
In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other & taught competition.
You take rejection and failure very hard. Children of toxic parents often have a terrifying reaction to anything that isn’t stellar success.