10 Most Hurtful Comments Parents Make To Their Kids

Negative Comparisons to Other Children: "Look at how well-behaved/smart/talented their child is."

ismissal of Feelings: "Stop being so sensitive" or "You're overreacting."

Dismissing Achievements: "Anyone could have done that" or "It's not a big deal."

Blaming the Child for Parental Stress: "You're the reason for all our problems."

Comparisons to Other Parents: "Your friend's parents are so much better than we are."

Denial of Affection: Withholding love as a form of punishment.

Unrealistic Expectations: "You'll never amount to anything" or "You can't do anything right."

Parental Disinterest: Ignoring a child's accomplishments or important events.

Using Guilt as a Manipulation Tactic: "If you loved me, you would do this."

Public Humiliation: Criticizing or berating a child in front of others.