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Recommended Reading and Resources for Emotional Neglect... Childhood Emotional Neglect happens when your parents fail to respond enough to your emotional needs while you are growing up. Yes, it’s that simple. Even if your parents provided you with … ...
Today I Love Christmas Morning Memories Today I love Christmas morning memories from my childhood as they wander into my head at a steady pace. I love remembering my mother and her love and joy at … ...
Tragic Consequences of Narcissistic Parenting Narcissistic parents occasionally raise their children to be some ideal person who becomes their narcissistic extension. The “Stage Parent Syndrome” is an example of this—parents raising their child to fulfill … ...
On the Destructive Belief That No One Can Make... When I studied psychology back in the day, Fritz Perls was very popular. I felt a new sense of empowerment reading his compelling writing about “owning” the self and developing radical self-reliance — moving from environment support to self-support. Perls’ views may have been what the … ...
Free Webinar: Loving Someone Bipolar The webinar with The Family Stew Cartoon “Marriage Proposal” is a culmination of a ten post series goal to highlight the Webinar titled Loving Your Special Someone with a Psychological Disorder (“Loving Someone … ...
It Is Okay To Not Be Ready I lost my job this week. Yep. Me. Miss Smart Pants. The only time I’ve ever been fired is when I had a blog my boss didn’t like. (Long story). … ...
Am I Normal or Nuts? Oh, it’s so easy for people to attach pejorative labels onto individual quirks. So, if you’ve been wondering (or been told), you’re nuts, weird or wacko, listen up! None of us is as “normal” as we seem. We all have mannerisms that are a bit … ...
The Hell of Perpetual Happiness In 1911, English writer, philosopher, and theologian G. K. Chesterton published a Father Brown mystery entitled The Three Tools of Death. In the tale, an ex-alcoholic named Armstrong runs a … ...
‘Tis the Season The joys of the holiday season: the picture perfect weather, the dazzling holiday displays, and the ugly Christmas sweater parties. Even SantaCon is worth a couple chuckles. But amidst the holiday cheer, there is a percolating stew of resentment and anger. Past slights, buried deep … ...
Running Has These Unbelievable Effects On The Brain One of the first studies to show the benefits of running on younger brains in this way. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Is It OK To Automatically Hate Sex Offenders? What does it mean when our culture unilaterally deems any particular group of people to be the worst of the worst?
Little Steps to Structure: An ADHD Home Coffee is my savior. I enjoy it so much that I decided to begin my long path to creating structure around it’s aromatic awesomeness. I hate doing things the same. … ...
Sleep Deprivation Boosts Children’s Eating As any parent knows, there’s nothing more exhausting than an exhausted toddler. Sleep-deprived preschoolers can challenge even the most calm parent, but that lack of sleep can do more than … ...
Make Routines Your Friend “The pleasure of doing a thing in the same way at the same time every day, and savoring it, should be noted.” – Arnold Bennett Some people loathe routine. Others welcome it. In between these two extremes, however, is a powerful lesson. If you make … ...
How to Stop a Panic Attack in It’s Tracks Those of you who suffer from panic attacks know the awful feeling when your throat starts to close up, you get dizzy or lightheaded, maybe feel tightness in your chest … ...
On Becoming Eclectic: Adding Skills in Child Therapy In 20/20 hindsight, I wish I had chosen a few courses in child therapy during my graduate program in family therapy. In accordance with the theoretical basis I use for my work (Adlerian and Family Systems), I believe it important to include children in family … ...
The Challenges Of Early Adulthood With ADHD: Part II Introduction In my previous article, I discussed the challenges of early adulthood with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  They included difficulties with money management and substance abuse.  This article will expand … ...
Giving Love and Support to Others Could Help You Live Longer Making an effort to take care of people within—and beyond—your immediate family is associated with longer life expectancy for the caregiver, according to a new international study.
Today I Love Holidays Today I love holidays with friends and family because they always make me feel welcome. I love feeling at home and my friends and family always make me feel that … ...
The Challenges Of Early Adulthood With ADHD Introduction According to drthomasebrown.com, “For most individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivitydisorder (AD/HD), symptoms persist at least into late adolescence and early adulthood. For many, this disorder of the brain’s management system … ...