“You Ruined My Dreams” 10 Phrases Parents Say That Hurt a Child’s Self Esteem


Her mom yelled out something along the lines of ‘Now I know why your parents put you up for adoption’. 

Wishing For Another Gender

“I got ‘I wish we had adopted a girl’ From my dad when I was 16."

Kicking Out At 18

“My parents always knew exactly how long it was until my 18th birthday, and would remind me that I’d be on my own when it arrived".

Constant Blame

“It’s your fault my life is so messed up.” 

Constant Criticism

My granddaughter had long hair that she hated having brushed. Well, we got it cut anyway. She was so happy with it! I figured her mom would at least pretend to like it because the kiddo was so excited. NOPE. 

Do you want to know more?