Verified by Psychology Today. When Kids Call the Shots. It happens all the time. Parents arrive in my office in a state of shock, wondering how their sweet, adorable child morphed into a domestic tyrant. Lets look at some basic child psychology and see how developmental phases come with built-in power struggles that put children and their parents on a collision course.
An Abused or Neglected Child/Teen | The Center for Family Safety and Healing
If parents allow it, even a younger child can gain the upper hand in a household. Social worker Sean Grover suggests looking at this list when your kids act up and see what may be missing from their life. Kids think clearer and sleep better after workouts because they discharge tension stored in their bodies. Esteem-building activities.
Parental abuse occurs when a child — usually a teenager but sometimes a pre-teen — engages in behavior that is abusive toward a parent. It may be a one-time incident or it may escalate in frequency, even to the point of a daily occurrence. It can range from verbal abuse for example, swearing at or threatening a parent to intimidation to outright physical assault. And although parental abuse is often associated with explosive anger and rage, the abusive behavior may occur with no emotion: a quiet, deliberate act of harm used by a teen to maintain power over a parent.