Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there, and it's easy to make mistakes. However, some behaviors can be toxic to your child's emotional well-being. Here are 13 signs that you may be a toxic parent:
1. You criticize your child more than you praise them.
2. You have unrealistic expectations of your child's behavior and abilities.
3. You use guilt or manipulation to control your child's behavior.
4. You are physically or emotionally abusive towards your child.
5. You prioritize your own needs over your child's.
6. You make your child feel responsible for your emotions.
7. You refuse to apologize or take responsibility for your mistakes.
8. You don't respect your child's boundaries or privacy.
9. You play favorites with your children.
10. You blame your child for your own shortcomings or failures.
11. You are excessively critical or controlling.
12. You constantly belittle or demean your child.
Now, what are the steps that need to take for effective parenting?