If You Had Controlling Parents

Support and Resources For Adults Raised with Unhealthy Control or Narcissistic Parenting

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Signs of Unhealthy Control

Differences Between Healthier and Controlling Families

Eight Styles of Controlling Parents

Statistics About Unhealthy Control

Help for Adults Who Grew up Controlled

Control, Hollywood-Style

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Con�trol�ling par�ent (ken-tr�l'l�ng p�r'ent): Adult or guardian who uses excessively narcissistic, perfectionistic, overbearing, authoritarian, confusing, or manipulative methods of childraising. An estimated 15 million American adults living today grew up with controlling parents. See also, lit.: The Great Santini, Mommie Dearest.

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If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Take Your Place in the World
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