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This article is about a kind of therapy. For the term relating to the X Window System, see Re-parenting window manager.

Reparenting is a type of New Age psychotherapy in which the practitioner pretends to be the subject's parent, to compensate for the supposedly poor parenting the subject received.[1]


  1. ^ Carroll RT (2011), "Psychotherapies, New Age", The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions (John Wiley & Sons): 317, ISBN 978-1-118-04563-3