Child Abuse and 5 Mindsets That Keep the Victims from Healing

The pain of child abuse is almost unbearable. Struggling with pain and a number of toxic mindsets are what may keep us from healing. When you’ve experienced child abuse, you understand how each day is a challenge. Not only do you have to deal with life’s present responsibilities, but you…

8 Signs You Grew Up as the Family Scapegoat and How to Heal from It

Were you blamed for almost everything when you grew up? If so, you could possibly have been the family scapegoat. The family scapegoat is the portion of the dysfunctional family that takes the brunt of every situation. No matter what happened, even if the situation could not possibly be any…

3 Types of Sons of Narcissistic Mothers and How They Struggle Later in Life

The effects of parental narcissism can be far-reaching, with sons of narcissistic mothers struggling later in life. We throw the term ‘narcissist’ around all too often, but true narcissism from a parent can affect children greatly. Sons of narcissistic mothers know this very well. What Is a Narcissist? We call…

Sibling Rivalry in Childhood and Adulthood: 6 Parental Mistakes That Are to Blame

Parenting is hard work. It’s messy and imperfect. Could it be that we as parents are responsible for sibling rivalry? One of the most frustrating aspects of parenting is sibling rivalry. However, this sibling rivalry could be the adverse result of parenting imperfections. Not to say that natural rivalry doesn’t…

3 Signs of Unhealthy Parental Pressure and How to Deal With It

Everyone feels parental pressure from time to time, but there comes a point when it becomes toxic and detrimental. Parents are the ones who love and care for us most, and a little parental pressure is natural. They want us to succeed and become the best version of ourselves. Yet,…

What Is Middle Child Syndrome and 5 Signs You Are Suffering from It

Middle Child Syndrome has been consistently brushed off as a myth, but it is very, very real. What Is Middle Child Syndrome? Middle Child Syndrome is not a clinical syndrome. However, it is a known psychological phenomenon with numerous effects on children due to their birth order. Middle Child Syndrome…

10 Signs of Toxic Sibling Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

There’s no law that says we have to get on with our siblings. Thankfully, most of us have pretty good family dynamics. But some people have toxic sibling relationships. So what’s the difference between say typical sibling rivalries to toxic sibling relationships? Healthy sibling relationships are compassionate, loving, willing to…

What Is the Problem Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs This Was You

Within dysfunctional families resides the problem child. Are you the problem child in your dysfunctional family? You would be surprised by how many people grew up in a dysfunctional family. These people may have been neglected or even the problem child in this situation, depending on their actions and role…