Understanding Adolescent-on-Parent Violence and Abuse
It is hard to distinguish between rebellious behaviour, out-of-control defiance, and abuse towards you as a parent. Nothing you say or do seems to change the circumstance, and it seems you are hated for just being a parent. We all hear of domestic violence, but what if the perpetrator is your child?
5 Reasons Why Parental Verbal Abuse Is More Damaging Than We Think
Most of us experienced some degree of name-calling when we were kids, from siblings and classmates. But what happens to a person's psyche when those hurtful words came from their own parent? New research reveals that verbal abuse can be just as damaging as other forms of mistreatment.
5 Steps for Recovering From the Trauma of a Narcissistic Parent
This advice is relevant in recovering from ANY abusive relationship, not just at the hands of narcissistic parents, but also spouses/lovers, siblings, bosses, etc.
The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect
This article explains how parental neglect in childhood has negative effects that last into adulthood and offers tips on overcoming the harm that was done.
The Psychological Effect of a Controlling Mother (and How I Dealt With It)
This is the story of how I was affected by my controlling mother, and how I overcame the psychological consequences of overbearing parents.
Is Self-Harming Addictive? Why do Teenagers Cut Themselves?
Does your teen cut themselves? Why do teenagers cut themselves? What goes on in the mind of someone who cuts? Why is cutting addictive? Here's a look into the psychology of teens who cut and the reasons behind their self-harm.
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Child Protective Services
Here are some things you should know if Child Protective Services (CPS) becomes involved in your family, based on my years of experience as a CPS worker.
What Happens When You Report Someone to Social Services?
Reporting someone to social services is never done lightly—learn what happens when you do so.
Signs of Sexual Abuse, Molestation, and Wrongful Touch of Children
These are the signs and signals to look for to determine if a child has been sexually molested or inappropriately touched.
What Is Child Abuse and How to Spot It
Child abuse can take on many forms and can be hard to recognize at first. In this article, learn the signs and symptoms of various types of abuse, how to recognize these signs of abuse, and what you can do to stop it from occurring.