Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, please see our domestic violence webguide and/or relationships webguide, which can point you to expert advice and support.

Toxic parents 'checklist'

(1 Post)
VoldysGoneMouldy Tue 07-Jun-16 21:33:02

A friend of mine sent me a link to this PDF version of Susan Forward's 'Toxic Parents' earlier. I was stunned when I started reading it. A few pages in, it includes a 'checklist' of toxic parent traits.

Out of 27 points, I ticked 24.

I'd started to acknowledge that my family dynamics were fucked up unhealthy, but was surprised by just how many things I counted up. I feel a bit more reassured in a way, knowing how much of it was, and is, unhealthy.

I thought it could be useful - the checklist, and the PDF - for others out there too.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now