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It's hard to imagine for someone who didn't live it, but not everyone grew up with a kind and loving childhood home.

So much so, Redditors were able to fill a whole Reddit thread with examples of bad parenting, some of which are startling.

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Parenting is the exact opposite of easy.

I'd like to believe all parents do their best.

Some? Maybe not.

When we all look back, there will be mistakes and consequences.

I suppose that's life.

That's why we have therapists.

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People Share The Parenting Mistakes That Seem Harmless But Can Really Screw A Kid Up
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Parenting is tough, and there is no such thing as a perfect parent.

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People Describe Which Mistakes Their Well-Meaning Parents Made Raising Them
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Parenting is definitely not an easy task.

Parents are responsible for the wellbeing of a tiny human from the time they're born until they grow up and move out on their own.

They're bound to make a few mistakes along the way.

Some mistakes are definitely more hurtful than others, though.

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Former child here. Parenting is hard, but being a kid is even harder. Everything parents do affects children for life, and little things like constant criticism add up.

itallwenttitsup asked: What's the worst thing you've seen a parent do that will f*ck their child up for life?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

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