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Parental Issues
aka: Daddy Issues

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Unfortunately, they're often Truth in Television.

"Boy, I love meeting people's moms. It's like an instruction manual on why they're so nuts."
Ted, Ted Lasso

Not all relationships between parents and their children are happy or ideal. This page lists Tropes about parent-child relationships that are less than ideal, abusive to some degree, or even outright evil.

See Child Abuse Tropes for tropes where children are harmed in general, not just by their parents.

Alternative Title(s): Daddy Issues, Mommy Issues