When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old…

Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development and What Happens at Each One

Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development explain how our early experiences can influence our development and who we are destined to become. Erik Erikson was a German-American psychologist. Erikson focused on human development and is famous for developing the phrase ‘identity crisis’. His was one of the first theories to suggest…

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Mother and Limit Her Toxic Influence

Your mother may be different than others and exhibit toxic traits. You have a narcissistic mother, there are ways to deal with her and set healthy boundaries in your relationship. From a personal standpoint, I didn’t have a narcissistic mother. Those traits came from my father. However, I do know…

5 Signs of Toxic Adult Children and How to Deal with Them

With little effort on their part, toxic adult children are able to make others miserable with their dysfunctional traits. What’s worse than unruly children? I think that would be adults who act like children, those who have toxic traits and ruin the lives of others. And yes, they do this.…

7 Things a Covert Narcissist Mother Does to Her Children

While most narcissists are men, women can be just as malignant. In fact, the covert narcissist mothers are becoming more common. Narcissistic females are thought to be rarer than their male counterparts. In fact, 75% of narcissists are male. Recently, however, studies have shown more and more covert narcissists are…

9 Signs of a Narcissistic Father: Were You Raised by a Narcissist?

Many people have had a narcissistic father. Narcissism is everywhere, unfortunately. It has been present in the past, and it will be present in the future. It can ruin people’s lives, not least because it can be difficult to see. Narcissistic parents can ruin the entire course of their children’s…