6 problematic things parents do that can make their children insecure, withdrawn, drug-dependent, or otherwise worse off as they grow up

September 12, 2019

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Parenting behaviors — from being over-involved to constantly stressed out to emotionally abusive— can have lasting impacts from childhood all the way up to adulthood.
Abusive parenting during childhood may lead to a greater likelihood to developing age-related diseases.
Over-involved parenting also may lead to feelings of entitlement and less self-efficacy when you get older.
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For better or worse, how your parents behaved when you grew up has had — and likely will have — a lasting impact on who you are today.

Clinical and research psychologists have studied how adults suffer from parenting for decades. Whether your mom or dad was over-involved in your life or whether they were neglectful, there are negative consequences to certain types of parental behavior.

Read more: 10 ways your parents’ behaviors shaped who you are today

Yet while young children emulate their parents early on, adolescents and adults who recognize negative behavior can manage the influence your parents had on you, according to Carl Pickhardt, psychologist and author of Who Stole My Child?: Parenting through the Four Stages of Adolescence.

“Parents are hugely influential for who [their children] are and how they act,” Pickhardt told Business Insider. “However, what mediates that effect is the decision by the child to want to decide to follow that example or to differentiate from that.”

Here are 6 ways your parents’ behavior growing up may have had a negative impact on who you are today.

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Having abusive parents can lead to higher stress and likelihood of developing age-related diseases like cardiovascular disease.

Growing up with physically abusive parents as a child can have lingering adverse effects on your long-term physical health, according to a 2013 study out of the University of California-Los Angeles.

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