Child Abuse

Parental Alienation: 17 Strategies Used By Narcissists

Parental Alienation 17 Strategies Used By Narcissists Beyond the High Road: Responding to 17 Parental Alienation Strategies without Compromising Your Morals or Harming Your Child (Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. and Paul R. Fine, LCSW, May 2008) Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine The 17 primary parental alienation strategies fall into five general categories: (1) …

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Complex Trauma

Complex Trauma The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Complex trauma describes both children’s exposure to multiple traumatic events—often of an invasive, interpersonal nature—and the wide-ranging, long-term effects of this exposure. These events are severe and pervasive, such as abuse or profound neglect. They usually occur early in …

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Healing Childhood Trauma as an Adult

9 Steps to Healing Childhood Trauma as an Adult Written by Andrea Brandt, Ph.D. M.F.T. Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Trauma generates emotions, and unless we process these emotions at the time the trauma occurs, they become stuck in our mind and body. Instead of healing from the wounding event, the trauma …

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Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents

Adult Children of Narcissistic Parents Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Children depend on their parents for all their needs and are defenseless when it comes to these narcissistic monsters. There is no way to escape. No one from the outside comes to rescue them because the abuse is …

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Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents: Twenty Seven Traits

Adult Children of Alcoholic Parents Twenty Seven Traits Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine There are many similar traits between adult children of alcoholic parents and adult children of narcissistic parents. The unpredictable, confusing messages and emotional instability of these disordered parents are equally traumatic to children. Adult children suffering from both may …

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Childhood Narcissistic Abuse and Adult Empathic Sensitivity

Childhood Narcissistic Abuse and Adult Empathic Sensitivity Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Having worked with hundreds of NPD abuse survivors over the years I have noted, again and again, the undeniable correlation between childhood narcissistic abuse and adult empathic sensitivity. If there is an exception to this rule …

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Toxic Mothers on Mother’s Day: Why They Don’t Deserve Your Time

Toxic Mothers on Mother’s Day Why They Don’t Deserve Your Time By Lenora Thompson on Psych Central Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Who doesn’t want to be close to their mother, especially on Mother’s Day? But for thousands, it’s just not possible. Being with Mom hurts too much. Her “love” is toxic. …

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Engulfing or Ignoring: Types of Maternal Narcissists

Engulfing or Ignoring Types of Maternal Narcissists Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine As is true with all narcissistic parents, mothers may be engulfing or ignoring. They may be one way or the other, a combination of both, alternate between the two, or engulf one child and ignore the …

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Narcissistic Mothers: Destroying the Lives of Children Everywhere

Narcissistic Mothers Destroying the Lives of Children Everywhere Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Narcissistic mothers are not loving, comforting, protective, supportive or reliable. They are as far from the idealized version of a mother as one can get. Motherhood is supposed to be an instinctually selfless endeavor. Loving, …

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Emotional Child Abuse in Narcissistic Families

Emotional Child Abuse in Narcissistic Families Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Emotional child abuse in narcissistic families is a criminal act of domestic abuse that goes largely unnoticed. The devastating effects of it last a lifetime. Children in families with narcissistic parents understand that their family operates by a …

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