Basics of Parentification

Understanding Parentification 

Another way this term is described is parent–child role reversal

A child that’s feels obligated to act as a parent to their parent or sibling. Parentification in some cases is more mental and takes on physical attributes, but there's also other forms.

Instrumental parentification 

child completing physical tasks for the family, such as looking after a sick relative, paying bills, or providing assistance to younger siblings that would normally be provided by a parent.

Emotional parentification Basics of Parentification

when a child or adolescent must take on the role of a confidante or mediator for (or between) parents or family members.

While it’s known that the oldest sibling is known to take on a parental role it can also turn into some negate traits in your love life because you are use to taking on roles that may have nothing to do with you. I would call it over-extending yourself.

What is parentification & ways to fix it

Basics of Parentification


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