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Dysfunctional Ways Parents May Seek To Over-Control Children

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Controlling Parents

I outline some of the most common ways in which parents may attempt to exert excessive control over their children below :

Emotional Enmeshment :

This occurs when a parent is intensely and overwhelmingly emotionally involved with his/her child so that, rather than seeing the child as an individual with his/her own thoughts, feelings, likes and dislikes, views … Read the rest

Manipulative Parents: Techniques They May Use To Gain Power.

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Following on from my resent article, THE MANIPULATIVE PARENT, in this article I want to look at examples of psychological techniques a manipulative parent might make use of in order to gain power and control over his/ her offspring 


Techniques That Manipulative Parents May Use:

1) Preventing the victim from expressing negative emotions:

With this technique, the parent maintains that … Read the rest