Verboticism: Parentrauma

'Eat! Or you'll turn into a boneless chicken.'

DEFINITION: n., Cautionary advice provided by parents to their children, often makes no logical sense but carries enough emotional weight to affect the child's behavior. v. To warn of danger through the judicious use of exaggeration.

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Parentrauma

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: PAIR-ehn-trah-mah

Sentence: Though her intentions were good the cautionary advice she gave her kiddies was always extreme and always created excessive parentrauma in their little minds and hearts.

Etymology: Blend of the words 'parent' and 'trauma' (an experience that produces psychological injury or pain)

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