"As children, we believed that the image of ourselves that we saw mirrored in our parent's faces and in their behavior toward us, accurately reflected our true identities.
Children assume that Mommy and Daddy always tell the truth, that's why they accept without question the reflection they see of themselves in their parent’s faces and voices.
Young children lack the reasoning skills to figure out that what they see in their parent's faces and hear in their voices reflects and echoes who the parent is, not who the child is."
Think about the ramifications of that for a minute.
Dr. Sandra D. Wilson from, "Hurt People Hurt People."