Brainwashing, also known as coercive persuasion, is the concept that the human mind can be controlled or altered by certain psychological techniques.
On the part of the child, they won’t always know they are being brainwashed by their parents, until they form relationships later on and they may begin to mentally struggle. Being brainwashed reduces our ability to think independently for ourselves, for us to be able to change our attitudes and beliefs.
Parents are the most important thing in a child’s life. On the part of the child over the years they come to rely on their parents (or caregiver) to make decisions for them, comforted in the knowledge that any decisions made will always be in their best interest. It would never be in the child’s nature to believe otherwise.
Children won’t always know they are being brainwashed unless they are aware and recognise the signs, but rest assured the brainwashed child will become the brainwashed adult. I became that child and adult, but changed in my early 30’s.
All children want is acceptance, therefore children will always agree to what their parents ask, because they know they will lose their love and acceptance. When it comes to control the signs aren’t always obvious, until there is an element of struggle later on, when that child begins to realise they have been brainwashed.