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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 beginning of your healing journey. It allows for validation of your… Continue reading New youtube video-I have discovered my parents are narcissists.What now?

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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 yourself and your child, practice relaxation techniques, and promote positive interpretations… Continue reading What healthy parenting looks like versus narcissistic parenting

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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 emails from people needing immediate support dealing with narcissistic individuals. It… Continue reading Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

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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 has never known what life is like without mental health problems,… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness week

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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 needs of the child fulfilled appropriately. Sometimes, the parent may be… Continue reading Parentification

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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 narcissistic parent this can be very threatening, as they want to… Continue reading Infantilization

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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 in this case, one of my viewers wanted to know whether… Continue reading Happy Monday!