Zach Roloff Talked Childhood Anxiety, Was Matt The Problem?

Matt Roloff - Zach Roloff - YouTube

In an older episode of Little People, Big WorldZach Roloff’s childhood anxiety came up. And now, fans are discussing it online. Some believe that Matt Roloff was the problem and contributed to some of Zach’s mental health issues. Keep reading for all of the details.

Fans wonder if Zach Roloff’s childhood anxiety could have been caused by Matt.

On Reddit, a fan said they were rewatching some of the older episodes of Little People, Big World when they had a realization about Zach Roloff’s childhood anxiety. The viewer noted that, in some of the earlier episodes of the show, Matt seemed to be pushing his son to be social and talk to other people. However, Zach seemed to be much more introverted than his father was.

The original poster pointed out that Zach opened up about how he felt socializing like this and how it affected his mental health. The fan said, “As an introvert myself, I feel so uncomfortable watching him say hates being forced to do small talk, then being practically forced into these social ‘events’ looking absolutely miserable throughout.”

They added, “I just feel for Zach and get major depression vibes from even the earliest seasons.”

Matt Roloff - Zach Roloff - YouTube

Some fans in the comments believe that Zach Roloff could have had childhood anxiety. One Reddit user felt bad for Zach and said, “Yeah as someone with social anxiety I felt so uncomfortable for Zach when they would push him to be social and participate in activities he really wasn’t comfortable with.”

Another fan pointed out how extroverted Matt is and said they think that’s why he pushed his son so much. But now, they think this did more harm than good.

Where do the father and son stand today?

In the current episodes of the show, fans have witnessed Matt and Zach’s tension over the farm negotiations. Zach and Tori have been open about not letting Matt’s girlfriend Caryn Chandler meet their new baby.

But with this new Reddit post, viewers are now beginning to wonder just how far the issues between them go back.

LPBW Zach Roloff - Matt Roloff - Youtube
LPBW Zach Roloff – Matt Roloff – Youtube

It’s unclear if Matt actually made Zach feel more anxious growing up. But some fans are convinced that Matt forcing his son to socialize did not help.

So, did you know about the childhood anxiety Zach Roloff faced growing up? Do you agree with the fans who think Matt Roloff was the problem? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Roloffs. And don’t miss new episodes of TLC’s Little People, Big World on Tuesdays on TLC and discovery+.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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