Negative Parental Examples and the Values They Communicate

Parental Example                                Value Communicated

  • Adult lying                                  Adults cannot be trusted
  • Aggressive communication          The world in unsafe
  • Child neglect                               Children are not valued
  • Constant family fighting                Life is not joyful
  • Constant emotional problems       Life is an emotional roller coaster
  • Lack of parental integrity             Honesty & respect nor valued
  • Parental depression                     Doubt and negativity are the norm

Adults who have problems managing anger are often victims of other emotions which may leave them impaired in their ability to parent.

George Anderson, MSW, BCD




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  2. The danger with negative parenting, especially open displays of anger is that children learn that it is ok to express their anger in inappropriate ways. The result is on going generations of angry people. Parents who have problems with anger should stop the cycle today and attend an anger management program.

    Carlos Todd, LPC, NCC, CAMF
    President of the American Association of Anger Management Providers
    Carlos Todd is the owner of Todd’s Anger Management Solutions in Charlotte, NC

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