Parentification

Parentification

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Parentification is the process of role reversal whereby a child is obliged to act as parent to their own parent. In extreme cases, the child is used to fill the void of the alienating parent's emotional life, like a kind of living antidepressant. Two distinct modes of parentification have been identified technically: instrumental parentification and emotional parentification. Instrumental parentification means completing physical tasks for the family, such as looking after a sick relative, paying bills, or helping a younger sibling do well in school. Emotional parentification occurs when a child or adolescent must take on the role of confidant/mediator for (or between) parents and/or family members.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 7.62mm | 136.08g
  • Plor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136265044
  • 9786136265049