People Share Seemingly Harmless Things Their Parents Did That Had A Big Impact

Parenting might just be the hardest job in the world, and there’s no one guide book that tells you how to do it right. There are a lot of things that parents do with the best of intentions that actually can have a longer-lasting impact than they might understand.

In a Reddit thread, users of the site shared seemingly harmless things that their parents did that affected them later on in life.

“Discouraging Them From Asking Questions”

Kid near trees
Photo Credit: Scopio / Elena Merce
Photo Credit: Scopio / Elena Merce

“Yes, it can be annoying to keep hearing ‘but why daddy/mummy?’, but I’ve met far too many adults who admit they stopped asking questions because, as a kid, their parents would shut them up or say, ‘there he/she goes asking questions again.’

Inquisitive minds need to be fostered.”