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Does bad parenting exist? It sounds like a misconception to most parents because a parent’s love to their kids should be a natural course. It’s every parents goal and dream for their children to grown into responsible adults. This may not come to happen due to poor parenting.

Children who have difficult upbringing tend to be anti-social,have poor resilience, suffer depression or are too aggressive. What most people don’t know is that these characters may be due to bad parenting. There is unequivocal evidence linking the negative consequences of parental drug addiction to significant harm to children. Their ability to parent effectively and safely is damaged and they can no longer provide a safe and nurturing environment in which their children can thrive in future.

The most saddening by-product of substance abuse is neglect, abuse and maltreatment of children.If not addressed accordingly and early enough, addiction to drug and substance abuse by parents has the potential to destroy a family. It can disrupt communication, create financial problems, fuel physical altercations and disturb healthy family roles.

Some parents may unknowingly be perpetrators of toxic parenting towards their kids. Grab a copy of The Outsyder in The Nairobian to learn all about bad parenting, the signs of it, and the ways you can be a better parent.



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