Characteristics of Emotionally Abusive Adoptive Mother
The Emotionally Abusive mother's behaviors and characteristics reduce the child to a puppet on strings. Some of these emotionally abusive characteristics have been linked to mental illnesses such as addiction, according to Adults Surviving Child Abuse. Many children are affected by emotional abuse carry the weight of their experiences to adulthood. In the 1997 study “Emotional abuse of children: issues for intervention,” published in “Child Abuse Review,” about 25 percent of survey participants reported that they had been emotionally abused by a parent.
Many parents are expected to put their children’s needs above their own, but an emotionally abusive mom would laugh at such demands. Her own interests are prioritized over her child’s, according to Adults Surviving Child Abuse. Her actions do not reflect those of a mom who is looking out for the best interest of her child, as the abusive mother has her own desires to satisfy.