Parenting is hard, and no one is expected to get it right one-hundred percent of the time. That being said, there are something that parents do/say that can really scar and harm their kids without them realizing it. Sometimes things with the best intentions have the worse effects.
Reddit user killcommander_ wanted to explore what some of these mistakes parents make are, so they asked people to share what things their parents did that hurt them. We picked out fifteen of the ones that resonated most. Spoiler alert: passive aggressive comments take the cake.
When you open up to your Mom on some private issue and she says “its only between us” but then she starts snitching to other people.
The silent treatment:
It made my brother and me feel terrible when Mom wouldn't talk to us or explain what was wrong when we asked.
The "silent treatment" is demeaning - especially when you don't honestly know why you're being punished.