When I stated: "Your pattern and style of self-talk most likely originate from the way your parents or caregivers spoke to and treated you." I do believe this is very true. I do not feel that is "Pinning the blame on inadequate parenting". All I am saying is your self-talk originates from childhood. This has been proven indeed. And at the same time, you are no longer a child and you can help yourself by silencing those old voices.

Wishing you all well! Andrea