The Golden Child Syndrome


The Golden Child Syndrome

We are used to thinking of many of the psychological
problems of adulthood as stemming from a lack of adequate love in our early years. We grow
mentally unwell – prey to underconfidence, anxiety, paranoia and shame – because, somewhere
in the past, we were denied the necessary warmth, care and sympathy. But there is another,
more curious, and more subtle problem that may arise from childhood years: what we can
term the Golden Child syndrome. We may wind up mentally unwell not so much because we
were ignored or maltreated but because we were loved with a distinctive and troubling
over-intensity, because we were praised for capacities that we did not possess and could
not identify with and because we were asked – with apparent kindness but underlying
unwitting manipulation – to shoulder the hopes and longings of our carers rather than
our own deep selves. There are childhoods where, upon arrival, the infant is quickly
described by one or more of its parents as profoundly exceptional. It is grandly declared
uncommonly beautiful, intelligent, talented and resolutely set for a special destiny.
Not for this child the ordinary sorrows and stumblings of an average life. While perhaps
still no taller than a chair, the offspring is firmly described as a figure whose name
will reverberate down the centuries. On the surface, this could seem to offer a route
to enormous self-confidence and security. But to place such expectations on someone
who still struggles with their coat buttons can, paradoxically, leave a child feeling
hollow and particularly incapable. Unable to sense any resources within itself to honour
the hopes of those it loves and depends on, the child grows up with a latent sense of
fraudulence – and a consistent fear that it will be unmasked. It winds up at once grandly
expecting that others will recognise its sensational destiny – and entirely unsure as to why
or how they might in fact do so. The Golden Child cannot shake off a sense that it is
very special – and yet can’t identify within itself any real grounds why it should
be so. Its underlying longing is not to revolutionise nations and be honoured across the ages; it
is to be accepted and loved for who it is, in all its often unimpressive and faltering
realities. Image result for john singer sargent It wishes, as we all do, to be seen and accepted
for itself; to have its faults and frailties forgiven and acknowledged, rather than denied
or glossed over. It is in the end as much of an insult to one’s authentic reality
– and as psychologically painful – to be praised for great things one hasn’t done
and could never do, as to be attacked and blamed for sins one is innocent of. The phenomenon
suggests that true love should involve an agnosticism around a child’s eventual level
of worldly success. It should ideally not matter to the parent where a child ends up
– or rather, it should matter only in so far as, and no further than, it matters to
the child. Parents who see their child in golden terms are not – of course – consciously
cruel. They are merely, with tragic fervour, misdirecting energies that have failed to
find a better destination, the child covertly being asked to redeem a career that did not
go as expected, a depressed mood that did not lift or a marriage that proved unusually
intolerable. The Golden Child is, over time, destined for a moment of breakdown when the
hopes invested in it fail to be realised. The Golden Future will, it starts to be clear,
never materialise, but a bigger prize awaits: a feeling of liberation from expectations
that were always disconnected from reality. The Golden Child is freed to enjoy a momentous
truth: that a life does not need to be golden in order to be valuable; that we can live
in baser metal forms, in pewter or iron, and still be worthy of love and adequate self-esteem.
And, even though this has nothing to do with the original expectations one was asked to
shoulder, that realisation will be the truly exceptional achievement. If you enjoyed our film please subscribe to our channel and click the bell icon to turn on notifications. To learn more about Self-Knowledge follow the link on your screen now.

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100 thoughts on “The Golden Child Syndrome”

  1. The School of Life says:

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  2. TheKirger says:

    What about harbouring the dreams of the child so the child may know that maybe one day its dreams may come true? since that dream might be difficult to achieve but the child might want to know it, reserved for someday when hope seems lose?
    I hope this lesson is not to tell children not to dream of their wishes

  3. Eyy-Its-Me XD says:

    My mom: sees my works and says unrealistic compliments even when it isnt even that good

    My dad: doesnt compliment my work that i put effort into and mentions all the mistakes

    Me: "what the-"

    But fr tho. I basically strive for perfection and critique all of my works in an extremely negative way

  4. Kino says:

    I underachieved in life but that’s on me, not my parents. I do feel guilty though because my parents invested so much of their time, effort and energy in me and I haven’t been able to justify it.

  5. I’m Confused says:

    Oh no this is by sister

  6. bink says:

    I had this as a child. In my 40s I have finally liberated myself

  7. Th1rty3 says:

    Don't give high expectations.

  8. sungun music says:

    C'est la vie

  9. Ahn Rho says:

    Why are you so amazing?

  10. Check My PLAYLISTS says:

    i was neglected most my childhood and it brought out the beast in me. definitely recommend a hard knock life for best results

  11. LyricLeviathan says:

    I got into some program for gifted kids and I get so much praise for my "abilities," so many comments from people about how I'm going to do such great things when I grow up but I still feel worthless and dumb and like everyone else is just gonna catch up

  12. Jesse James says:

    Reminds me of myself as a child. Mind you, I wouldn't trade my parents for the world, they were the 'golden parents'.

  13. Love Always Wins says:

    The Golden Child has absolutely no interest in living an authentic life, or even stopping for a moment to question anything about themselves. They are perfect and do no wrong in their minds, just like their narcissist parent/s. A golden child grows up to develop a full blown narcissist personality disorder. And there is no helping them. It's incurable. Sadly, the ability to self reflect is not there. Maybe in the dark of night they might have a moment of horror at the black hole of self hatred and terror that is where their heart should be. And then it's back to self-delusion. We are witnessing an epidemic of narcissists.

  14. Shaynel Ahmed says:

    My brothers, just by being "male" were considered golden children. Turned out to be narcisstic psychopaths, expecting the world to kiss their golden balls…

  15. Connie dee says:

    Well shoot

  16. Von Croon says:

    Just look at the trifling of capitalism in the face of a spoilt brat..Perfect parenting does not exist. I am embarrassed to call psychology by its name for what it is today. Privilege is a selfish banner in that it has no form of thank you.

  17. Alchemist says:

    Ironically, the more real the praise, the worse it can end up, just because it holds up longer.
    If it's completely fake, it'll fall apart early, but the effort to keep up with the image probably won't be that much in vain. Still, the feeling of being fake is a problem

    If it's faster intellectual development, that will hold until others catch up and then a while longer on the accumulated reputation and extra knowledge and you still can stay on the top in areas you focused on. But then there turns out to be a huge gap in other areas, be it things supposed to develop from struggling with challenges (that were never challenging – but this can at least be compensated by providing appropriate challenges, if recognized properly), areas of knowledge you kept bypassing altogether using the thing you are good at, or communication skills (because you weren't on the same wavelength with other kids back in the day, and you still don't know how to communicate with each other even now that you are on roughly the same basis)

    If you actually have some talent, it can last until you collide with the real life, when you are suddenly required to have skills in areas you've learned only to avoid, since that had been a perfectly working strategy for all those years (having a talent is a blessing, pursuing it much further at the cost of everything else is a curse). Paying attention to those deficiencies and helping to learn those skills? Nope, everybody was too busy praising your achievements and persuading you that everything else is irrelevant (OK, they probably just never checked it deep enough to realize it's disastrous altogether, not just compared to the good skills – but this still doesn't excuse this level of misguidance and neglect).

  18. Helgali says:

    This actually explains a lot.

  19. Helen Patterson says:

    How cruel it was to hear…" What happened to you ? Everyone thought you would become a rocket scientist and you haven't done anything with your life."

  20. Free Reign Network says:

    This is my father's mistake and why he picks favorites when a parent is should love their child unconditionally his perspective is that his children are to be Golden Childs and live up to his perception of success instead of living up to their own

  21. Alina Nechiporenko says:

    My mom likes my stuff I draw and do, but claims it as her own.

  22. Gazpacho Suave says:

    When i was 7 i hd the opportunity 2jump 4yr elementary sch 2a private college — i felt the pressure 2b the best — 2b 2nd place in class wasnt gd enough — by 15 i hd sessions w a prof cs of the nervous breakdowns 😖😥😢😣

  23. Inane Profundity says:

    My father wanted a soldier, my "mother" didn't want a child to begin with.

    Neither applies to me.

    'Guess I'm the "iron child"…

  24. Remi Lalaque says:

    My brother seemed to have this sadly

  25. Mono Chrome says:

    Mariah Carey's named her Mariah because she thought it was a good stage name… This proves that the video is wrong.

  26. Book Esra says:

    Hollywood – the golden syndrom. Every dream comes true in america, that is what we learned. But you See many people in the USA living in streets. So what?!

  27. Ashling McCarthy says:

    Well I love myself and think I’m great and exceptional.

  28. Ashling McCarthy says:

    Lol my parents always told me I was great at most things I did. Luckily I lived up to their expectations and was exceptional at most things I did so I don’t feel insecure

    Edit: apart from this one competition I did where I got loads of help from a teacher and came like 4th in Europe. I definitely would not have gotten that far if it wasn’t for him. But I generally don’t tell ppl about all the work he put in cuz I was supposed to have done it all myself.

  29. Hipppogrifff says:

    I’ve just recently started to realize how too much praising in my childhood has screwed me up mentally as an adult. I’ve became a perfectionist, always having unrealistic expectations from myself and always trying to build that perfect image of myself in the minds of everyone I meet. It’s so exhausting and nerve wrecking.

  30. M K says:

    My mom did this to me and I hold enormous resentment towards her. I feel like she raised me with love because she saw my potentials and hope to reap some sort benefits and not loving me because I’m her child.

  31. Hilarious usernerm: says:

    AKA the average schoolkid in China

  32. Lee Man Chu says:

    The golden children as adults are deadly on the roads….jumped up self entitled wankers, bit like my sister….🤗

  33. Curtis Harrington says:

    Great video as always, I think your empathetic stance would make for an interesting video if it were about the scapegoat child.

  34. Packless1 says:

    …your son dersses up as a witch for Halloween…?
    …well, he'll become a pilot later for sure…! 😉

  35. Sade Simms says:

    It would’ve been interesting to hear how it affects the other siblings that aren’t the ‘golden child’ or have to live in the shadow of their sibling.

  36. john smith says:

    Weird the way this was suggested to me after someone saying my brother is a golden child? 🤔

  37. sαrα r says:

    This feels so familiar, i started crying without even noticing:(

  38. The Absolute Madman says:

    2:03 Pause the video here if you want nightmares.

  39. Persian Amazon says:

    My father was a high school drop out business man. Grew up an orphan and was very self made. Very tough man. Never ever praised his kids for much at all. But he was there w all sorts of life lessons. We knew he loved us. In my culture or my family structure, no one ever said “ I love you” or “ you’re special”. But we knew they loved us. Not everything has to be said like that. Indeed, genuine love is shown. It’s not said. Also happiness of kids wasn’t ever goal of my parents as it wasn’t their parents. This concept of “ happiness” is a very modern sick notion created by some crazy western people w guilty conscious. Clearly. Wtf is happiness? Humans have always arrived to survive and reach a content state. We were always content. I was raised to be tough and optimistic and content. Always. What’s happiness without unhappiness, really always wanted to ask these crazy western urban umbrella mom nutjobs.

    Mom was a home maker. 4 out of their 7 children today have PhDs. Including me. A woman. In engineering. We grew up in war too. As a child. Barely do I recall encouragement from anyone. Our shit grades was always published on the wall of the school w our names. We had the bullies. The mean girls. The nice girls etc. No one ever felt micro or macro aggressed or bullied. We were tough. We never showed signs of anxiety. Such stuff was non existent or perhaps so rare, barely was visible. Parents never bothered much but we knew they care. Sticks were much more common than carrots but we knew it was out of love. Don’t recall one day I went to bed thinking I’m not loved or I’m being abused. And yes, plenty of nights, I went to bed crying. And other nights extremely happy and manic w laughter. We lived life as LIFE is and always has been.

    Today we are all married. Happily or semi happy. We are content. Never ever been to a shrink. No one I know in my family or friends ever has. We have good lives. Great jobs. Etc. I have come across some really messed up adults. In every case, the person was raised spoiled rotten. Provided for. Cocooned to extreme levels. Protected. Put on pedestal etc. I pity such people so much. Given the choice, I’ll pass on the childhood of ponies for Xmas and luxury life and such insane manipulative psycho parents to my childhood in war and repression with genuinely loving family and that healthy enough society and culture I was part of. I pity how much modern kids are missing out the more modern and urban they are.

  40. pearl lee says:

    I wasn't the golden child. I was the opposite. I was unwanted. I wasn't given up for adoption. I was freaky, medical needy. My brother got special treatment because he got my mom out of her domestic hell as she described

  41. pearl lee says:

    My childhood was a flip flop. Reality & truth didn't matter. My parents saw themselves as both perfect and like everyone else.

  42. jouvert alandwa says:

    Man this is me

  43. Bucket Of Noises says:

    I haven't met a parent who's child is not extremely gifted.
    If a vegan will tell you, unasked, that he's vegan, a parent nowadays will let you know, unasked, how gifted his child is.

  44. Kaela Creighton says:

    Well, I have this problem with one parent who can't accept that I'm subpar. It made me uneasy growing up because, unlike these children, I knew the truth, and my other parent was honest with me and was like, it's the throw of the dice, and you're probably going to get ripped apart in life. True.

  45. Kaela Creighton says:

    Honestly, half my family is wondering how I survived to 32. I get into trouble a lot.

  46. Kaela Creighton says:

    I'm subpar like I said. My parent could not accept this and praised me all the time. Eventually, I decided I hated this person, so it backfires. I never thought I was special or had problems like these kids. I think it helps to come from a large family with many different talents. My other parent told me the truth. I did struggle initially because of how unspecial I felt. I tried to be like other kids and failed.

  47. Alicer says:

    Is there an opposite syndrome? Where the child is actually talented and independent that the parents neglect improving the child's talents because he independently works his own skills and potentials whereas the child grows up without improvement resulting in wasting his potential that never progressed due to the child being left at one point that he naturally was born with.

  48. Saagar says:

    This is the most Monty Python animations ever

  49. Keep calm and stay positive says:

    There are people who are smarter just like there are people who are dummer: not all smart people achieve success there are lots of circunstantional variables in that or want the success conceived by society. They achieve their own self- conceived concept of success that can have nothing to do with developing their talent: it can be having more freedom, leisure time and independence because they value more that than their social image. The same goes with succeful people: a lot of them are not smart but have the proper personality traits for achieving power, money and status.

  50. Fringes says:

    It's a good thing that we have honest and pretty blunt Asian parents.

  51. Bruce wayne says:

    amazing thanks i was shocked this happend with me

  52. Truly Charnock says:

    This has a name?

  53. Tadeusz Różewicz jako Janusz Biznesu says:

    I’m in this picture and I don’t like it

  54. Jasmine Orchard says:

    This is False.
    During infancy every child is smart. They’re a sponge. Besides they are different ways to measure intelligence. As far as “gifted” yes inclination of genetic or hereditary traits are scientific facts. That’s why sperm banks collect genetic background information and health background because genetically things do in fact run in the family

  55. Nana says:

    Is this a white people thing? Cause in Asia, no matter how smart and talented you are, you're never good enough for your parents lmao.

  56. Beyblade Dad says:

    I love your lessons.

  57. jeff pilgrimh says:

    no more simps or whitenights and go Mgtow for good

  58. Potato Face says:

    Imagine a scenario where the child is a high performer…top of the school from age 5 to 16, but the parents demonstrate nothing but distane for them and their achievements. Insults. Coldness. Beatings.

    The antithesis of the golden child syndrome?

    The outcome for the that child as an adult is no better, I can assure you of that.

  59. Ashley Ching says:

    story of my life

  60. Dave McKay says:

    Listen, the fact of there even being an excellent childhood says loads about the real value of it.

  61. jiajia ji says:

    Asians have only "Silver Child Syndrome" where you are always #2 and you need to keep improving even when you are praised as #1 in something

  62. Diya Chordia says:

    god the visuals were so pretty I forgot to listen

  63. viata vy says:

    nah you re lucky bc you got praises, growing in non appreciating environment also does not feel good you know, you dont have courage and lack of self confidence, everything you do feels unworthy it just doesnt matter bc none cares anyway, being praised, at least it courages to do some real actions, but having no praisis, it will just shut you up entirely bc you already give up before doing anything

  64. Cyde says:

    I needed this right now.

  65. Roshani Shakya says:

    My thing was like i wasn't appreciated not even a bit but expected to continuebto do better??

  66. yena says:

    people still seem to treat me like a golden child, when deep down i already know that im trash who has a hard time accepting failure.

  67. Sterling Archer says:

    Well, this doesn't apply to me at all. I was never, ever praised.

  68. Aika Papa says:

    Yeah, ok, all this is so nice, sweet and empowering, but it doesn't really answer my question:
    What exactly is wrong with being exceptional and capable to revolutionize nations and be commemorated and honoured across the ages ?
    Why does it have to be an either/or dilemma ? Why can't it be BOTH ?
    Some can be loved and accepted for who they really are, and THEY ARE TRULY EXCEPTIONAL as history has proven, not average as you the creator of the video, me the viewer, and them the rest of the people watching the video and identifying with it. Unfortunately for some of us who can't compare to them, and perhaps that is why we resort to making videos like this one as a defense mechanism to boost our ego, some people ARE INDEED BORN GOLDEN while we will always be rusty iron or pewter.
    And I can never go to a metal seller and demand him to sell me the golden bars at the same PRICE as the iron rods. They just don't have the sane value. No matter how insecure, deficient, and probably jealous this harsh truth and realization makes us feel, we should NOT TRY TO COMPENSATE by making videos like this one and claiming that we are all the same.
    We are NOT !
    Sure we all deserve acceptance and love but WE ARE NOT ALL EQUALLY WORTHY just as a Mercedes is not the same as a bicycle. You can ride both, but one will get you there faster and more safely.

  69. Heien Jie says:

    I was mostly a neglected child not by choice but by necessity. My parents had to work away from home so I was shipped to my old grandparents. I had to exert extra effort because I had no help for assignments and projects. What they learned before, mostly were forgotten. I was an achiever at school. I won most awards and would often represent the school to the district, provincial, regional, and national competitions. But I was not always recognised nor appreciated by the people who took care of me. There were no rewards, nor congratulations.

    Now that I am an adult. I don't care much about rewards and such. I learned to be more tolerant than my pears. I don't mind much of others opinions. I focus on what I do and tend to loose myself there. I've become more tolerant and accepting of people's differences. And I learned that arguing with closed minded people is tiring.

  70. Roop says:

    Nailed it. Problem children are from parents that are dihonest with themselves.

  71. Kim Namjoonie Is Bae says:

    lmao, my parents are like this with my bro and me, they're always saying we're better than our cousins and that we're really smart and have a lot of abilities; I'm bilingual (I know spanish and english) but I always get nervous when I have to express myself in english, 'cuz my parents are always saying "your english is amazing" "I love your homeworks" "You've achieved a lot" "Woah! You're progressing" even tho my english is the same as some months, even if I make two works on a short lapse of time, I'm still "the greatest", so I'm scared to not fulfill my parents expectations (I'm pretty sure my bro struggles with this, too, 'cuz he's going to college for free, so he has a lot of pressure to do his best).

    I'm literally SO insecure of myself and I'm always apologizing for my grammar, for my way to talk, for my way to express things; I literally cry if I get a bad grade on school, 'cuz I've been told that grades are everything and that my goal should be go to college for free, as my bro does (even tho I don't wanna go to college); I'm scared and I don't know what to do, anyone else feels the same way?

    p.s. sorry for my english, I truly don't know if I just wrote nonsense, I hope you can still understand what I tried to express with this comment.

  72. Kim Zastrow says:

    That child is not golden give him a few years he will go dark just like his parents

  73. Chris Kersey says:

    I'm a damned moron.

    Sorry to let everybody down…

  74. Todo Mentira says:

    What if you were both bashed and held to unrealistic standards?
    "You're so intelligent and gifted" + struggling a lot = lazy uncooperative piece of garbage. You could well be the 20th century Da Vinci but will end up cleaning the streets, since you refuse to use those superpowers you obviously have.

  75. Viki V. says:

    The chance to become someone better than average in this life is only in doing a hard work all the time. Not important if it's career or family. If someone has some golden abilities and lazy ass s/he won't become anyone significant. Being top 5% worldwide in your field means you're concentrated on a thing you do. Being top 1% means you already did something good, who'll ever ask what you ever did in school then. Just work and enjoy

  76. Max Falto says:

    New Age mumbo jumbo garbage

  77. Just Evolving says:

    This was me. Then I got into drugs heavy and so much shame I felt like I let everyone down. I was more concerned of saving face for everyone else instead of focusing on saving my life. Letting go of people’s expectations is the greatest gift you can give yourself.

  78. coffeeandcigeratte says:

    I rather be a golden child than an abandon child.. im now grown in my 30s but im broken inside.

  79. Real Mexican Food Shouldn't Give You Diarrhea says:

    Former golden child, now depressed. 😐

  80. Lia Papapa says:

    the narrators voice warms my heart

  81. Rossana Alvarado says:

    Poor Ernest.

  82. Reese James says:

    Up until I was 10 or 11 I was the golden child but then once I hit puberty my parents couldn’t handle me lmao

  83. K Poop says:

    My father has narcissism and treats us like shit cause he was elevated as compared to his 2 other brothers within his childhood. Now he blames us all for not praising him like he "should be"

  84. Donavan LoForte says:

    I hug you Golden Child, just BE.

  85. I have been Jungshook says:

    I found out I was the kid put in special ed for English and now I got straight A’s in honors
    I was bad in middle school but now I’m doing good

  86. L.G. Black says:

    When I was young, I was often praised by my intelligence and 'special' talents. A+ at all tests. Perfected periodical tests multiple times, especially English (an Asian) and Science. The pride of the school, and always participated in quiz bees and such.

    I was told I was special. And I believed it.

    I was praised for like nearly everything I did. Naturally, I got a big head due to this upbringing.

    Then, at high school, reality began to set in. Grades got lower. Dreams crashed. The weight of the countless expectations was simply too much. A realization hit me and slammed some sense into my thick skull. Maybe I wasn't special.

    After realization, comes liberty. And to be honest? It felt more amazing than perfecting quizzes.

    Parents and people who's thinking of having kids, please, please don't ever be like my parents. I mean, it's okay to praise your kids but also ground them to reality. There needs to be balance between discipline and praise; having one them too much will harm your kids. Be honest to them, give them concise criticism if need to. And as much as possible don't lie to them. They'll just find out the truth later.

  87. Amelie Astor says:

    It's terrible. There is so little awareness or openness around this kind of covert abuse/neglect. In extreme cases this complete lack of attunement to who the child actually is (as opposed to a construct made up by the parent) causes severe attachment trauma to the child as some parents are so lacking in capacity to see and attend to the child that they are never safe to develop. Being seen and heard are so crucial to development. Any of these fantasy roles expected of a child are so damaging – many 'golden children' are seen as the panacea to everyone's pain and are only ever allowed to express 'positive' emotions or behave in positive ways – they take on a parentified role. It's so toxic. They are rewarded for trying to be ever more 'perfect' and of course this is a suicide mission as they can never be enough to fill a void within the parents that has absolutely nothing to do with the child in the first place.

  88. OOTurok says:

    I don't know if this fits… but people told me I was the chosen one, then sent me on a bogus trial to acquire the Ajanti Dagger, that lead me into a fight with my brother Numsi.

  89. Cristinact says:

    We teachers deal with this on a daaaaaily basis

  90. Dominique Balabat says:

    This is very true. This is why a lot of people are SPOILED and have false sense of achievements. Usually, the golden child doesn’t know his/her limitations and capabilities and they blame others for what they fail to do because THEIR PARENTS PRAISE them for EVERYTHING. Their parents blamed someone else’s for their failures.

    We were raised to accept our failures and limitations. We were raised to know what we can and what we shouldn’t do to others. We were raised to respect someone else’s privacy for the most part.

    Praises make a person dull while critiques make a person achieve.

  91. Brian May’s Clog Factory says:

    My parents told me I wasn’t going to do anything with my life. My band has a gig tonight so joke on you, you mythic bitches.

  92. Mouse M says:

    My brother was the golden child, he still lives at home with mom at age 50. to be fair he had good grades in school and could sing, play instruments , and draw. Mediocre me has a career and family. I told my girls they are special-–to me– the rest of the world not so much, and would have to fight for everything they wanted out of life. Other parents thought I was mean for saying that, but now my children are grown and see the truth and are willing to put in the effort for what they want.

  93. Olivia SUN says:

    0:13 those nails tho 😶

  94. Gabriella Aquino says:

    Why is the title in portuguese, but the video is in english???

  95. lilalienangel says:

    I was raised in a family of 7 with my stepbrother/monster "Golden Child" He was jealous of me because he heared his mom say she always wanted a girl.. He use to tie me up to the roof in summer. Hang me feet first out the 2nd story window force me to eat an drink nasty things. (He was 14 I was 4). That is the mild stuff.. This went on until I was 13 and ran away from home for good. Not only can this make them depressed but it van also make them evil AF.. He was the golden boy. The rest of us were locked up all the time and barely fed.. He would flaunt his food literally waving the scent into our starving faces… Really that is the least of it.. I can't talk about the worst here.. :'( I can't have children normally because of those things. Last I heard he is an alcoholic who's wife stole pain meds from hospice patients for him.

  96. Anna B says:

    Ah, fuck, youtube, don't @ me like this

  97. Phoenyx Ashes18 says:

    yes, finally something i can relate to

  98. Mtpimenta says:

    I lived in a polarized home, my mother spoiled me with everything, my father beat me up, and say that I was lazy and dumb, hehe.

  99. Mtpimenta says:

    If a children really shows objectively signs of superior inteligence, it should be explored, but it never should be said to the child, I'm against people know their own IQ for the same reason, contributes 0 for the individual, only makes him arrogant.

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