People online shared some hurtful things Indian parents say and we can bet you have heard a few of these.
Most of us are raised to be strong, studious and are expected to be disciplined while growing up in an Indian family. While some things can be brushed off as part of growing up, many of the toxic habits should be addressed and it is time to change them.
People are sharing some problematic things that Indian parents deem normal and things that were said only once but their impact lasted. Take a look at the Twitter thread below.
What is the most toxic thing a parent could say to a child?
— Anjali B. (@TheWayfarerSoul) August 25, 2021
I regret having you
— Jiny (@Velvetyvirgo) August 25, 2021
A little girl grazed her face badly on the metalled road while saving a younger sibling from getting hurt. Father looked at her and said, “How will we marry you off if you scar your face?”
That was all the father said.
— namita🌠 (@namitaj68) August 26, 2021
I dont know about most toxic, but these were up there. Being told as a child,
* they wanted to give you up for adoption when you were born
* they made all their mistakes raising me when growing up, but did a better job with how my brother turned out
— Meike🚀 Trans prejudice costs lives💔 105k WIP (@MeikeTorkelson) August 25, 2021
You will never amount to anything…
— Mark J Bunting SOD’EM 48% 👍 (@Poorboy55) August 25, 2021
I clothe and feed you so… should never come out of parents mouth for a child. Or get out of the house knowing well enough the child has no place to go. You will never amount to anything. Your sister is prettier. I have a whole bag full of them.
— reader_giggles (@reader_giggles) August 25, 2021
Silent treatment, more than the constant barrage of hurtful things said, would go on for weeks.
Anything “+ive” I achieved was because of who they were. Anything “-ive” was entirely my doing.
I was made to feel a burden when I needed their help.#UnlovedandUnlovable
— DailyWhinehouse🍷 (@MarciaPuth) August 25, 2021
That you were a mistake..
— Shreela Roy (@sredits) August 25, 2021
“You can never achieve this. Tere se na ho payega…”
It also feels so depressing to see parents venting out their frustrations on kids and verbally/physically abusing them.
— Adyasha (@ArdourDriven) August 25, 2021
Kitna khaye ga
— RJ NASIR (@radionasir) August 25, 2021
“Pata nahi pyada kyon kiya” 🤦🏻♂️
— Capt_Ck (@Capt_Ck) August 25, 2021
Hitting a child and then saying ”this hurts me more than it hurts you”. Also, ”you’ll regret this when I’m gone”. Piling on guilt and a sense of loss on a child.
— Jyoti Singh (@synchronise1857) August 26, 2021
“As long as you live under my roof…”
“No gratitude for all the money we spent on you”
— Medical meerakill (@Meeraawr1) August 25, 2021
Which of these statements have you heard from your parents?