Toxic Family Members Drink

How to avoid drinking alcohol around toxic family members

Have you ever heard the phrase “misery loves company”? It’s just as true around alcoholics and problem drinkers as it is for toxic family members. And it’s even truer around sensitive holiday times when family members feel compelled to spend meal times together on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas dinner. Gatherings between friends …

What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder and how does it relate to toxic parenting

Oppositional Defiant Disorder nature nurtured by toxic parents?

Teenagers are the ones most likely to be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (#ODD), not because they don’t show early warning signs of having the condition by or before the time they go to kindergarten. With increased social and community mobility comes the freedom to actively choose social and emotional behaviors as well as activities. …

Toxic teens are raised by toxic parents

Oppositional Defiant Disorder: What is it and how is toxic parenting related?

Parents, if your child develops a full-fledged personality disorder by the time they hit their teenage years, then YES — obviously your parenting style (in theory) could have exacerbated a pre-existing propensity to develop the condition. It also could have traumatized an otherwise normal, emotionally healthy and sensitive child [i.e. a narcissistic parent with a …

aggressive body postures common in narcissistic families

Narcissistic teenagers reflect thinking of toxic parents and enablers

What is “Oppositional Defiant Disorder”? Something common to have if you are part of the mini-me generation of narcissistic teenagers. Bottom line, narcissistic teens reflect thinking of toxic parents and enablers. It’s a┬ábig pain in the butt mental condition for a child or teenager to have, ODD. Most parents or custodial grandparents who are forced …

Mental Health Tips for Talking with a Mental Health Therapist about C-PTSD

How to help your Mental Health Professionals succeed with you

Going to see a mental health professional for the first time (or at any time) can be a daunting and unnerving process. Most people don’t enjoy feeling like they need to seek out professional life coaches, therapists, behavior specialists, or psychiatric care services. Sometimes, however, being completely and unabashedly raw and emotionally vulnerable both with …