Who is Attracted to Narcissists and Why

What conditions contribute to the attraction, intoxication, or codependency of one adult on another with a Narcissistic Personality Disorder? What is the codependent/narcissistic dynamic? The potentially codependent adult suffers from an inner belief that she or he is less important than others. These painful feelings that give this person an experience of themselves as inadequate…

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Why Kids Hit and What to Do About it

Why Do Kids Hit? Hitting like all behavior is a message–a communication that the child cannot put into words so they put it into action. Whether it’s an unusual occurrence or a frequent one, at all ages, there is an important message. The parent’s job of course is for the child and person being hit…

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Parenting Issues as a Result of Long-Haul COVID-19

Have you been feeling lately like your kids need you more than ever? Are they asking when you and they will get all their vaccinations? Do they question when they’ll go to school all the time and not take quarantines at home anymore? Are they frustrated with online learning? Do they miss their friends –…

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Is Your Partner a Narcissistic Parent?

Yahoo! Life  May 18, 2021 by Patrick A. Coleman Until you have a child, you never really know what kind of parent you or your partner will be. But raising kids tends to clarify a person’s psychology, letting both strengths and weaknesses shine through. Because, whether kids are triumphant or having a tantrum, parents have…

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What is the Verdict on Team Sports in Schools?

  There is a controversy about the emphasis on team sports in schools. Some feel they are perfect just the way they were pre-COVID others feel they take up too much time away from academics or create exclusive social groups. Still others feel athletics are healthy exercise for all, but individual athletics are just as…

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The Value of Independent Play for Toddlers and Kids ages 4-6

During the Pandemic children are playing by themselves more often, especially if their parents are working. While they surely need our participation, they also benefit from learning to enjoy their own company. Toddlers Toddlers naturally play independently because they are thrilled to be so mobile. Once walking and climbing and even jumping are part of…

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COVID BUBBLES

A great new phenomena has arisen where a small group, always the same people, often family members or a few very close friends, get tested frequently and can hang out together inside and out without masks. I call this the COVID BUBBLE. If you belong to a COVID BUBBLE you essentially lock down mostly otherwise,…

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