Effects of Bad Parenting on Your Child

Jul 17, 2014 | Children, Family, Parenting

Courtesy of our Friends at MaDailyLife.com | March 31, 2014

It is every parents dream to have his or her child grow up into a responsible person. Even though every parent wishes the best for his or her child, at times bad parenting gets in the way of achieving this. Bad parenting has lots of negative effects in the life of your child. It is therefore important for each and every parent to evaluate his or her parenting skills so as to know the effects of such parenting on the child.
While it is impossible to be an all round perfect parent, it is never wrong to try and be the best that you can be. Since a parent guides the child, molding him or her into the person they ultimately become and also acts as a role model, bad parenting can spell destruction for your child. The most common parenting mistakes made include neglecting the child and not correcting him or her. This leads to a number of problems in the children.

Some of the common effects of bad parenting on children include


Inability to have long lasting friendships and relationships

This mostly happens when the child is not reprimanded or punished for the mistakes they make. The child therefore grows up knowing that he or she is in control and is ever right. He or she becomes a spoilt child who believes that he or she must always have their way in everything. This has negative effects on the relationships that the child gets into. Co existing with others becomes difficult and such a child is more likely to make more enemies than friends.

Bad parenting can also cause psychological disorders to a child.

This happens especially of the child grows up in a family where there is a lot of abuse whether physical or emotional. This also occurs when a child suffers from neglect as a child. Such children may have difficulty in making friend and trusting people as they find it easier to push people away than to open up.

Depression and low self esteem can also be caused by bad parenting.

A child who is never allowed to make decisions, and who is constantly criticized, belittled and who goes through abuse is likely to have low self esteem. It becomes worse when the child goes through sexual abuse as a child. Such forms of abuse are also known to make children more prone to violent behaviors. Children who are exposed to abuse and violence are likely to become violent people. They grow up believing that violence is the only way to solve issues.

Bad parenting makes a child more prone to criminal behaviors.

Neglected children and those who are exposed to abuse are more likely to be prosecuted for juvenile delinquency. Other common effects of bad parenting include failure to thrive and poor growth and development both physically and mentally. It can also lead to poor performance in school because his or her needs are not met at home. Children exposed to poor parenting are more likely to be withdrawn and stressed this negatively affects their performance.

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