Results for - Toxic Parents

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1. There are some parents out there who do more harm than good to their children and they have been called "toxic parents" by psychologists. Before reading about some signs of toxic parents, do you think your parents were toxic?

Yes, definitely
16%
329 votes
Absolutely not
43%
913 votes
Maybe
14%
302 votes
I'm not sure
12%
249 votes
N/A
14%
291 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes

2. Sign #1: As an adult, it's hard to share things with your parents because they keep interrupting you. According to a few psychologists, "toxic parents" struggle to listen when you are sharing something because they cannot recognize your needs. Do your parents often interrupt when you are trying to share something?

Yes, all the time
14%
286 votes
No, never
30%
634 votes
Sometimes but it's not a big deal
25%
519 votes
N/A
32%
670 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
13 votes

3. Sign #2: Your parent is always pitting you against your significant other. Some psychologists believe that "toxic parents" tend to form alliances with their children and try to create trouble with your significant other. Do your parents do this?

Yes they do
11%
230 votes
No they do not
41%
860 votes
I really haven't noticed
9%
196 votes
N/A
39%
827 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
11 votes

4. Sign #3: Your parents shared way too much information with you as a child. These parents use their children as confidants and share adult information about relationships, finances, their jobs, etc. Did your parents share too much information with you as a child?

Yes, all the time
9%
194 votes
No, never
47%
987 votes
Sometimes
15%
307 votes
I can't remember
8%
171 votes
N/A
22%
454 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
8 votes

5. Last one! Sign #4: Your parents smashed your favourite toys. Some psychologists say that "toxic parents" use extreme or cruel punishment to teach their children a lesson. Did your parents ever smash your toys or do something else extreme?

Yes, they smashed my toys
6%
124 votes
Yes, they did something else that was extreme
11%
221 votes
No, they never did anything like this
57%
1,203 votes
I can't remember
7%
138 votes
N/A
22%
453 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
5 votes

6. Do you agree that the four signs mentioned may describe a "toxic parent" or do you think this is silly?

Yes, these are signs of a toxic parent
35%
735 votes
No, these are not signs of a toxic parent
9%
184 votes
I'm not sure
26%
549 votes
I don't really care
9%
198 votes
N/A
20%
422 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
12 votes
08/18/2016 Parenting 2158 29 By: trishalikespie
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