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Seven strategies to help your teen unlearn narcissism

Seven strategies to help your teen unlearn narcissism

In a largely unempathetic culture, where violence and narcissism are normalised, what we need to be doing is encourage kindness and compassion, not just within our families and circles, but in the wider community. No-one wants to raise a mean kid, and sadly many parents don’t recognise

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Teen suicide – Internet suicidal behaviours

Teen suicide – Internet suicidal behaviours

Bullying and cyberbullying can profoundly effect a young person’s health and are major risk factors for suicide which is ranked among the top ten causes of death in Western countries. Australia has one of the highest rates of suicide among adolescents in developed countries and it is

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Seven signs of a narcissistic teen

Seven signs of a narcissistic teen

When a child learns a new skill, they get excited. “Watch me mummy!” They’re adorably self-focused. By about the age of seven, the child starts realistically comparing himself with his peers, and often this can lead to a drop in self-esteem. The child quickly learns that he’s

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Porn, body image and performance anxiety and 5 ways to ways to counter these issues

Porn, body image and performance anxiety and 5 ways to ways to counter these issues

Porn is wreaking havoc on body image. Viewers of pornography compare their bodies and genitalia against those in the films and consider their bodies unattractive. In fact, medical experts are blaming porn on the soaring rise of surgeries such as labiaplasty, vulvaplasty and vaginaplasty, as women, depressed

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The narcissist and the 13 types of domestic abuse

The narcissist and the 13 types of domestic abuse

People with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) display patterns of maladaptive behaviour that can have extremely negative and damaging effects on spouses, children, parents, siblings, friends, colleagues and peers. Abuse that is caused by a person with this disorder is termed Narcissistic Victim Abuse. Quite often the NPD

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Porn as your child’s sexual educator

Porn as your child’s sexual educator

Porn sells sex as a fantasy and removes all trace of the beauty of human love, intimacy and affection and it is the main tool teens are using to educate themselves about sex. Boys as young as 11 are accessing porn and from this early age, are

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The narcissist as date rapist

The narcissist as date rapist

I would like to reiterate that this post is not about man-hating. I speak of the male perpetrator and female victim merely because statistically there are more females raped by males, than the other way around. Further, I am not claiming all narcissists are rapists, nor that

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Nine ways to stop social media effecting our teen’s identity

Nine ways to stop social media effecting our teen’s identity

Think about social media and how easy it is to manipulate images (for example, there’s an app which fixes skins blemishes, brightens eyes and thins down the face). Add to this a few ‘likes’ from encouraging friends and a teen’s reality is now an illusion. Social theorist

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The stats say it all: narcissism and domestic violence in Australia

The stats say it all: narcissism and domestic violence in Australia

Domestic violence and abuse happens to all genders and this needs to be remembered. I’ve met men and women in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships who have all suffered at the hand of an abuser. However, in the majority of abuse, it is male to female and

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Nine critical keys to raising balanced, happy and well rounded children

Nine critical keys to raising balanced, happy and well rounded children

The major influences on children becoming narcissists is how they’re raised. Now, I’m not claiming to be a parenting expert, because I’m not even close. I have one daughter and I made plenty of mistakes. For me, parenting success throughout my mothering went from ‘thank heavens I

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