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How to Know If You’re an Enmeshed Parent

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What exactly is an enmeshed parent? There is a connection and, yet, a slight but decisive distinction between a helicopter parent, a narcissistic parent, and an enmeshed parent.A helicopter parent employs an excessively responsible parenting style that leads to overprotecting, overcontrolling, and over-perfecting their child. A narcissistic parent is so possessive that their child basically…

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How to Recognize Parental Alienation – 8 Ways to Tell

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After getting into trouble at school, a child casually reveals that they have no contact with one of their parents. In fact, they apparently have a very negative view of that parent and are glad to be rid of them. An adult enters psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, or relationships issues, unclear about why they have…

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5 Essential Keys on How to Avoid Parental Alienation

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Most of us have probably heard horror stories of parental alienation. One parent deliberately targeting and sabotaging the other parent’s relationship with their child after a divorce. Either just to make themselves look good or exert some kind of control over their ex-spouse. The pain of such heinous actions can cut very deep. And the…

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Get Smart About Nutrition: How The Right Diet Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Diet Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms

Sweets. It’s probably fair to say that you’re familiar with the obvious—and sometimes scary!—effects sugar can have on your child. And it’s probably also no overstatement that, as a concerned parent, you would rather handle your child’s ADHD naturally than resort to medication. Did you know that studies have actually shown the beneficial results a…

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Food, Serotonin, and Depression: Improve Your Diet and Boost Your Mood

Food, Serotonin, and Depression

You’re feeling down, out-of-sorts, and unmotivated. Before you know it, you find yourself binging on chocolates, pastries, and soft drinks. Somehow, stuffing yourself with sweets and starchy carbohydrates chases that dark cloud that’s been hanging over your head away… at least for a time. Why? The Connection Between Food and Serotonin Serotonin is a neurotransmitter—the…

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10 Simple and Effective Ways to Motivate the Unmotivated

Motivate the Unmotivated

It’s staring at you. Looming over you like Mount Everest. That monumental task you know needs to get done, but that you’re completely unmotivated to tackle. You skirt around it. You try to ignore it. But it’s still there. Steadily bearing down on you, mocking you. You know the only way to get rid of…

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Exposure Therapy: Why Directly Confronting Fears Helps OCD Sufferers

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The most natural reaction to something we fear—be that people, objects, or situations—is usually to avoid it. Unfortunately, though, that innate action is often the least helpful response. Think, for example, of someone that suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The urge to eliminate or avoid something that they fear—contamination, harming others, losing control, etc.—is exactly…

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