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* ParentalBlamelessness: Parent will always deny any wrongdoing in raising their child.

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* CallingTheYoungManOut: When parents call out their children for ''their'' actions.

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* AbusiveOffspring: When children mistreat their parents.


* FantasyForbiddingFather: A parent doesn't approve of their child's career choice.

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* FantasyForbiddingFather: A parent doesn't approve of their child's hobbies nor career choice.

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* ObnoxiousEntitledHousewife: Mom fights with everybody to get her way, even if it humiliates or terrifies her children.

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* PlayingCatchWithTheOldMan: When shown in a negative light, can be used to establish a strained or flawed relationship.


Not all relationships between [[TheParentTrope parents]] and their [[{{Youngsters}} children]] are happy or ideal. This page lists {{tropes}} about parent-child relationships that are less than ideal, abusive in some degree, or even outright evil.

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Not all relationships between [[TheParentTrope parents]] and their [[{{Youngsters}} children]] are happy or ideal. This page lists {{tropes}} about parent-child relationships that are less than ideal, abusive in to some degree, or even outright evil.



* BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a [[Jerkass jerk]]).

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* BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a [[Jerkass [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]]).



* WellDoneSonGuy: A child wants the approval from their parent.

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* WellDoneSonGuy: A child wants the approval from their parent.


* BabyFactory: Women are used to make babies for profit.

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* BabyFactory: Women are used to make making babies for profit.



* BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a jerk).

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* BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a jerk).[[Jerkass jerk]]).

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* GruesomeGrandparent: Grandparents are abusive/antagonistic to their grandchild.

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* AdoptionAngst: Beefing with your parents for not being your "real" mom and dad.


** ArchnemesisDad: The villain is the protagonist's father.
** EvilMatriarch: A villainous mother.



* AlcoholicParent: A parent who is an alcoholic.



* ArchnemesisDad: The villain is the protagonist's father.



** AffairBlameTheBastard: Taking out your anger from your spouse's infidelity on the bastard child born of said infidelity.
** BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a jerk).
** ChocolateBaby: A supposed father is obviously not the biological father, because the baby looks ''very'' different.

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** AffairBlameTheBastard: Taking out your anger from your spouse's infidelity on the bastard child born of said infidelity.
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* BastardBastard: A character who is a bastard in both senses of the word (i.e., a child born out of wedlock and a jerk).
** ChocolateBaby: A supposed father is obviously not the biological father, because the baby looks ''very'' different.
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* ChocolateBaby: A supposed father is obviously not the biological father, because the baby looks ''very'' different.



* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Parents punish their children by denying them of food.

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* DeniedFoodAsPunishment: Parents punish their children by denying them of food.food.
* DisappearedDad: The character's mother is present, but not their father.



* EvilMatriarch: A villainous mother.



** FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: Even if they had lousy parents, that doesn't excuse their present evil.

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** * FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse: Even if they had lousy parents, that doesn't excuse their present evil.



** WhosYourDaddy: A character is unsure who their real father is.



* GrandparentalObliviousness: A grandparent left in charge of their grandchildren is too senile to keep a proper eye on them.



** AlcoholicParent: A parent who is an alcoholic.



* LecherousStepparent: A stepparent who sexually abuses their new spouse's children.



** LukeYouAreMyFather: Someone reveals to another person that they are that person's child.

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** * LukeYouAreMyFather: Someone reveals to another person that they are that person's child.



* MissingMom: A character's father is present, but not their mother.



* MotherlyScientist: A scientist who regards their creations as being their children.



** DisappearedDad: The character's mother is present, but not their father.
** MissingMom: A character's father is present, but not their mother.



** TheUnfavourite: The child who is ignored and neglected in favor of the other children.



** LecherousStepparent: A stepparent who sexually abuses their new spouse's children.



** GrandparentalObliviousness: A grandparent left in charge of their grandchildren is too senile to keep a proper eye on them.



** MotherlyScientist: A scientist who regards their creations as being their children.



* TheUnfavourite: The child who is ignored and neglected in favor of the other children.



* WasTooHardOnHim: When parent feels remorseful for scolding or punishing their child, especially too harshly.

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* WasTooHardOnHim: When a parent feels remorseful for scolding or punishing their child, especially too harshly.


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* WhosYourDaddy: A character is unsure who their real father is.


* ThinkOfTheChildren: A MoralGuardian who selfishly [[MediaWatchdog blames media]] for being a poor parent rather than their own mistakes.

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* ThinkOfTheChildren: A MoralGuardian who selfishly [[MediaWatchdog blames media]] for being a poor parent [[NeverMyFault rather than admit their own mistakes.mistakes]].



* VicariouslyAmbitious: A parent pushes their child be what they think is best.

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* VicariouslyAmbitious: A parent pushes their child to be what they think is best.

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* AffairBlameTheBastard: A child born from infidelity is blamed for their parent's cheating.

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* FirstFatherWins


* FatherIDontWantToFight: The ProudWarriorRaceGuy is upset that his son doesn't want to embrace his warrior culture.


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* FatherIDontWantToFight: The ProudWarriorRaceGuy is upset that his son doesn't want to embrace his warrior culture.

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