20 Seemingly Normal Parenting Behaviors That Are Actually Completely Toxic

A while back, we posted here seemingly "normal" parenting trends that are actually toxic. In the comments, many readers from the BuzzFeed Community shared more toxic parenting methods that will have you raising your eyebrows.

Here are some that stood out the most:

1.Hitting or spanking your kids as a form of discipline.

2.Assigning a scapegoat or "golden child" among your children.

3.Telling your child not to cry.

4.Gossiping about your children with other parents.

5.Telling your kids they're exhausting.

6.Calling your kids derogative names.

7.Believing your kids don't have a right to privacy.

8.Accusing your kid of faking an illness or pain.

9.Forbidding or discouraging your child from dating.

10.Commenting on your child's weight.

11.Not respecting your child's boundaries.

12.Brushing off your child's interests, feelings, and struggles as "just a phase" or "just for attention."

13.Adding attention to your kid's bodily changes.

14.Disregarding any parental wrongdoings as simply being blamed.

15.Treating things like race and being LGBTQ like forbidden subjects.

16.Never saying, "I love you."

17.Not allowing your kids to be transparent.

18.Being too overprotective.

19.Taking your anger and frustrations out on your children.

20.And last but not least: Comparing your kids to other children.

Do you agree with these comments? Do you have more toxic parenting traits to highlight? Let me know below in the comments!

20 Seemingly Normal Parenting Behaviors That Are Actually Completely Toxic