Tag: Child abuse

New youtube video-I have discovered my parents are narcissists.What now?

It is important to know the steps of what to expect after realising your parents are abusive. It is crucial to finally understand why and how you were & are affected by narcissistic abuse. Giving what you have been through a name, is the…

What healthy parenting looks like versus narcissistic parenting

In healthy parenting, the following things are needed to bring up a healthy & emotionally stable child. Love and affection.  “You support and accept the child, are physically affectionate, and spend quality one-on-one time together.” Stress Management.  “You take steps to reduce stress for…

Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

It’s been an extremely busy few days for me recently, which means my blog posts and youtube videos have had to take a back seat. Work has been a priority, with little time for writing and reflecting. I have also had an influx of…

Mental Health Awareness week

Ending the stigma of mental health is still proving to be a challenge, although in the UK we are getting ever closer to our goal of a deeper understanding, tolerance & acceptance of the importance of talking about our mental health. As somebody who…

Parentification

In today’s video, I talk about another type of child abuse known as parentification. Parentification isn’t always through the known fault of a parent, as sometimes in single parent families or in families with a special needs child, the parent struggles to keep the…

Infantilization

You might have heard of the term infantilization but you may not realise how incredibly abusive it is when a parent does this to their child. It is only natural for a growing child to start developing independent thoughts, actions and opinions. For a…

Happy Monday!

Dear readers, This post today is only a quick one. I thought I would share this week’s Youtube video which will also be shared on my Child Within blog, so it reaches more people. It is a Q & A  video on narcissism and…

New video- Rules children follow in a dysfunctional (narcissistic) home

Just a quick post with my newest video. I hope it helps those of you who need validation. Love Athina ♥ © All blog posts and images are owned by me and Courage Coaching. Please don’t use without consent and only re-blog if you…

Spreading a little awareness sparkle

Just a quick post about something that matters as equally as physical health. We all live with mental health and mental illness can touch all of us at least once in our lifetime.So how openly do we talk about it and how easily do…

Trauma is a loss, so it must be grieved

Trauma happens to all of us..We all go through life with a few small traumas. Most of the time, small traumas or small losses don’t leave emotional scars. We just keep going and adjust to whatever life throws at us. If on the other…