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Were You The Emotional Caretaker Of A Parent As A Child?

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I have written elsewhere that, not long after my parents divorced when I was eight, I, in effect, became my highly unstable mother’s emotional caretaker – a kind of pint-sized, fledgling, incipient counsellor, if you will. Indeed, even before I had reached my teens, my mother would, not infrequently, refer to me as her ‘Little Psychiatrist’ (apologies to those … Read the rest

Parentification: A Closer Look at The Harmful Effects.

 

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I have already touched upon the topic of parentification in other articles but, in this one, wish to examine its possible harmful effects a little more closely.

First, let’s quickly recap what is meant by the term.

Parentification refers to when a role reversal occurs between a parent and a child. To elaborate: the child is used by the … Read the rest

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