Written by:
Talha Khalid

In present times, we know that children usually disrespect their parents. They remain angry and hold grudges against parents, which they exhibit from their behaviors such as, arguing, using foul language and even hit them. In response, parent use their position and power to keep their writ over children. They abuse them verbally or/and physically and withdraw some facilities etc. But the real problem is not limited to this. If you see around you and observe the community, you will find that there are so many children who bully their parents. And you are not alone.

Muhammad Talha Khalid is working as Clinical Psychologist at Willingways since Feb, 2016. His education is M.S Clinical Psychology from International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He did his M.Sc. Psychology from University of Sargodha with 3rd position in the university.

Editor: Haroon Christy

In this article, I’ll talk about the following bullying behaviors of children at home;

  • Three types of Children, who bully their parents
  • Three mistakes made by Parents in response of bullying
  • Three main reasons, why parents let them bully

Furthermore, I’ll discuss in detail that why parents are unable to maintain their leading role at home.

Let’s talk about the outcomes first, when bullying behaviors of children are unnoticed, price payed by parents and what should be done about it all.

The Outcomes of Un-Noticed Bullying at Home

When parents unable to deal with the bullying behaviors of their children at home, they will face the bitter outcomes.

Children who bully their parents create these negative effects into all of their relationships,

  • Increased frustration
  • Impulsivity
  • Narcissism
  • Instant gratification focused
  • Lack of empathy
  • Disturbed relationships
  • Antisocial behaviors

Childhood experiences plays a key role in personality development. So, these negative schemas or mental images extends into the adulthood and later life.

In adulthood they are prone to;

  • Addiction; both chemical or non-chemical
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Poor eating patterns; obesity or anorexia nervosa
  • Relationships problems
  • Manipulation and other behavioral problems