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 emotionally they begin to struggle. Being brainwashed reduces our ability to think independently for ourselves, for us to change our attitudes and beliefs.
Parenting is important. On the part of the child they may 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 the brainwashed child will become the brainwashed adult.
Children want their parents love and acceptance. When it comes to control the signs aren’t always obvious, until there is an element of struggle, when the child begins to realise they have been brainwashed.