Abuse can take place in families between parents and children.

Parents may control their children as they say they are older and know what is best for them. This includes making decisions for children without their consent for example where marriage is concerned. Young girls are forced into marrying someone they do not wish to because their parents have bequeathed them to another family. 

Parents may also control who their children meet, the clothes they wear, where they study (if at all) and generally not allow them to do things that other children do.

Parents can also be abused where some children may force parents to transfer property and money often against their will. Children may also verbally abuse their parents and in some cases this abuse can turn physical.