Not every location or person has access to or can afford a professionally prepared custody evaluation. Here is how you might do one for yourself.
Learn why you might want to consider experienced professional help for your couple issues.
Relational Aikido (RA) is a non-violent, win-win method of coping with relationship attack. Specific skill sets must be learned and practiced, much like a martial art.
Ignorance of the usual developing dynamics of separation and divorce can harm kids; learning a few things can make your divorce easier fro them.
This is a sample from an upcoming book by the same name.
The following structure is intended to move a victim to survivor status, and from survivor status to that of a skilled relationship warrior when confronted with any personality disordered individual.
The literature is sparse on effective, positive engagement approaches to help ongoing victims in dealing with personality disorders.
An innovative training to help students to be prepared and neutralize relational and emotional bully attacks with non-violent and effective techniques.
The problem of NPD ordained and lack of denominational corrective action.
It's not just 'cults' that qualify for being spiritually abusive; mainline churches can suffer spiritual abuse at the hands of a rightly ordained pastor.
Though not all narcissists are child sex predators, all child sex abusers are personality disordered in narcissistic ways.
Congregational pastoral traumas can be varied in their nature and intensity. From the untimely death of a pastor to a pastor who has committed an adult sexual sin, or a pastor guilty of child abuse to the mentally or behaviorally ill pastor, all...
A clinical counselor and parent weighs in on spanking.
The emotional abuse that judges do not see, perpetrated by Personality Disordered parents.
Understanding Cluster B Personality Disorders
How to guide your child away from difficult personality traits.
Understanding the fundamental issue for children of a personality disordered parent.
Help for judges to figure out the problem parent.
The basic facts about clinical anxiety disorders.
The Basics about Clinical Depression
A protocol to help individuals and courts gain effective co-parenting between divorced people.
Not sure what is going on with Mom or Dad? Use this article to discover some possibilities to give you some direction.
Understanding the spectrum from difficult people to Personality Disorders
Beat your narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) by kicking the parasite out of your head.
If you choose to do battle, be sure to be armored and have good quality relational weapons.
How to avoid taking the bait and getting hooked by an NPD predator.
Don't freeze up. Use your head and emotions to improve your life after you are rid of your personality disordered ex.
The secret means that narcissistic predators use to exploit others.
What do you do when your child begins to act like their personality disordered parent?
How to respond to an ordained person with NPD.
The problem of mentally ill pastors.
Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children and dupes judges.
Learning about boundaries and disciplining yourself to use them with a narcissist is essential in managing them.
Being aware of how narcissistic injury can create rage and revenge seeking in the individual with Narcissistic Personality Disorder can be helpful to avoid victimization.
Children with a parent who has Narcissistic Personality Disorder suffer greatly and suffer in silence under the abuse that comes from this disorder.
Existential depression might be best described as a kind of depression that is not necessarily associated with the various kinds of clinical depressions typical of mental health disorders.
Just as there is a vast difference between ‘punishment’ and ‘discipline’, so also between ‘punitive’ and ‘correction’. Likewise, some parents worry so much about becoming punitive, they become over permissive and neglect discipline. Learning this, and the dangers and outcome of...
While we would like to keep them little and innocent as long as we can, it is important for single mothers of sons to realize that by the time their son is about age ten, he is on the cusp of sexual awakening as a young man. Boys need to learn sexual values, a single moms may be all the boy has to...
There are countless mistakes people make in divorce, from bungling the right financial decisions and going to court over custody battles that harm the children, to not knowing how to achieve an emotional divorce. But one of the largest mistakes they make is not waiting enough time before beginning...
Many parents find it difficult to find and carry out a discipline method that works. This one is fair, and it is workable for kids ages 2 to 18!
Learn the how to recognize and recover from a relationship with a narcissist.
Narcissists are all around us, and when we meet up with one, it can range from confusing to damaging, to dangerous. Everyone should be able to identify and cope with narcissistic people.
Traditionally, men have difficulty with intimacy and emotional vulnerability, associating this with weakness.
Adjustment disorder is common in children of divorce. Parents can learn approaches and self-monitoring to help their child ease the adjustment of going through a divorce.
Work with foster teens often takes creativity and understanding of how rewards work in shaping behaviors.
Foster parents can make use of point systems for rewards and shaping positive behaviors in foster children. Doing it the right way and avoiding pitfalls saves time, energy, and frsutration.
While many people get legal divorces, not many get emotional ones. Here are some tips on how to set and keep boundaries with your ex.
Understanding how the developmental age of a child impacts their ideas of morality.
Not all discipline with children has to be 'groundings' or time outs'. Object lessons can serve to get your point across as well.
Overindulging children is a mistake; too quickly privileges turn into expectations and rights. Make your child earn their privilges.
→ While the effects of life trauma on the individual are an advancing area of psychological study, the point of intersection of PTSD and personality is not yet well understood. Recent research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanics of the brain in regard to PTSD, but there is...
One significant damage of child abuse is the wounding it does to a child's self esteem. Caregivers need to take this fact into consideration in their treatment of these children.
Children express their stress in ways that is different than adults. Learning these signs can head off severe stress upsets in the child.
Children in foster care often do not have the skills of self comforting that average children do. Teaching these children how to self comfort is key in fostering and helping the child to heal from their difficult history.
What do you do when a child reveals abuse to you? How do you respond?
Understanding the part that the brain plays in PTSD for the layman. The more information a survivor has about their PTSD, the better chance they have in recovery.
Understanding the possible reasons for encopresis and enuresis in stress disordered children, ranging from emotional regression to anger.
All children become stressed; some children who have experienced child abuse can become very highly stressed. Know what (and what not) to do when they are in an upset are key skills for the caregiver.