The Destabilization of Adopted Children
- failure to acknowledge good work, progress and value in the child's efforts.
- parental inconsistency of rules, responsibility and punishments.
- removal from friends, access, and freedom based on false irresponsibility.
- repeated reminders of blunders, nit-picking, and humiliating the child.
- setting up to fail.
- moving the goalposts without telling the victim
- persistent attempts to demoralise the victim.