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6 Wise Thoughts on Education Which Explain Why Our School System Is Failing

By | 2018-05-20T21:50:34+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Categories: Education, Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our school system has changed little since the 19th century. Yet, the society we live in is worlds apart from the one children were being prepared for a hundred years ago. So, why has the school system not caught up? Here are some thoughts on education that might surprise you. 1. Our education system wasn't really set up to teach [...]

How Narcissistic Personality Is Formed: 4 Things That Turn Children into Narcissists

By | 2018-05-13T20:22:45+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What causes someone to develop a narcissistic personality? Is it their environment, their genes, or could it be the way they were parented? There have been many studies that attempt to find out the origins of a narcissistic personality. Research suggests narcissism is created, not innate, and that certain factors will help turn a child [...]

8 Reasons Why Gifted Children May Struggle in Life (and How to Help Them)

By | 2018-05-07T21:56:03+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Education, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Having a gifted kid is a joy, however, there are certain areas in which gifted children might struggle. Read on to find out how to support your gifted child and ensure they reach their full potential. Raising gifted children is a huge responsibility. You want to make sure they reach their full potential. However, you [...]

5 Effects of Bullying That Last Long into Adulthood (and How to Stop It)

By | 2018-04-28T18:35:43+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do the effects of bullying in childhood reach into adulthood? One of my first memories of school is a scene where a crowd of children are throwing stones at a girl behind the playing fields. I wasn’t part of the crowd, but as they walked away, the girl looked at me. I had a choice, join [...]

The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Manipulation and How to Break the Pattern

By | 2018-04-16T21:11:51+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The worst part of emotional manipulation is not feeling and going through this struggle. No, the most horrible part of enduring this abuse is repeating it with others. I’m going to be honest with you, I have endured emotional manipulation since as far back as I can remember. No, there is no defined point in [...]

5 Children’s Books with a Deeper Hidden Meaning Than It May Seem

By | 2018-04-06T12:08:41+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many children's books seem lighthearted and fun, however, lots of them also have deep meanings hidden within them. A great deal of literature for children contain lessons about great moral issues and human strengths and weaknesses. Read on to find the hidden meanings in your favorite children's books. There are a huge variety of children's [...]

Children of Abusive Parents Have These 6 Struggles Later in Life

By | 2018-04-03T13:39:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personal Development, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Children of abusive parents don’t just suffer at the time the abuse is taking place, but later on in life as well. It’s not surprising that being a child of abusive parents leaves such long-lasting scars on one's soul. Consider that as children we are forming our most important attachments and establishing our own identities. [...]

5 Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

By | 2018-03-26T21:36:05+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The thing about toxic mother-daughter relationships is that until you grow up, leave home and discover other people’s family dynamics, everything seems normal. I was a person that didn’t realise I was in one of those toxic mother-daughter relationships until I began speaking to my sisters after my mother had died. It’s easy to see [...]