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25 Signs You Grew Up With An Unhealthy Parent

mentally ill parentWhat was your upbringing like?

Would you be able to point out some really stable points in time where your parent was everything you needed?

Would you be able to point out some really unstable points in time?

If you are able to point out both you most likely had a “normal” upbringing.

But if all you can recall are negative and unstable periods of time that were possibly even traumatic, you most likely grew up under an unhealthy and psychologically unstable parent.

In this article/video, I discuss the 25 signs your parent may have been unstable.

When most people think of parents they think of individuals who are loving, supportive, caring, healthy, stable, and goal-oriented. The parent has decided to take care of the child/children they have brought into the world. There is almost like this inherent or “built-in” promise to raise and love the child.

But when a parent is unable to live up to this expectation and this common perception of parenthood, the child can experience symptoms of trauma as well as other symptoms such as anxiety and depression.

In the video below, I discuss these concepts and more in my most recent video:

25 Signs You Grew Up With An Unhealthy Parent

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know. *Ms. Hill has moved all content to her other social media platforms. Take care!

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APA Reference
Hill, T. (2020). 25 Signs You Grew Up With An Unhealthy Parent. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from


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