I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

18 Ways you are a really bad parent

on April 16, 2014

There are many ways you can hurt your child’s esteem, often without even realizing.   Parents don’t always know how to raise a child because they just follow the same methods used by their parents, which may not be the best. We can only do what we know, so parents should learn the best methods and try to be a good role model for their children.

Here are 18 really bad parenting methods.  Are you using any of them?


By David Joel Miller

18 ways to be a really bad parent

child aloneInsecure child – from Flickr

Here are 18 really bad ways to treat children. Do them enough and you can destroy a child’s life. Some parents do these things out of ignorance, others out of meanness. (Want to be a good parent then avoid these traps.)

How many of these child warping parenting techniques do you use?

1. Never tell your kids you love them

Parents are for discipline not love. They should know you love them, you feed them sometimes right?

You can be strict or you can be lenient as long as the kids know you love them. Strict without love is abusive. Lenient without love can turn into neglect.

2. Point out everything wrong with your child

Point out every mistake they make. Keep at them until they get it right or give up. Over…

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