Experts refer to negative parenting as any behaviour, attitude or action by a parent that harms a child's physical, emotional, or psychological development. This can include neglecting a child's basic needs for food, shelter, and medical care or failing to provide a safe and nurturing environment.
Negative parenting includes being overly critical, emotionally abusive, violent, permissive or neglectful and not providing enough guidance, support, or education to help children succeed. It uses fear-based punishments to make children feel bad and improve children's challenging behaviour. This may work short term; however, it will create a disconnection between you both, and your child will be less cooperative in the long term.
Although we are not looking to be perfect parents, understanding how we impact our children can help us be mindful of our actions and be a positive influence.