A blog for the adult and teen children of toxic parents. Toxic parents are those that control or abuse their children, often throughout their lives. Why not call them "abusive parents"? They are abusive, they should be called that, but since society has a narrow view of what "abusive parent" means, I had to look elsewhere to find help. I found it in different places, but especially Dr Susan Forward's book, "Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life"