Silent Epidemic: Mental Health in Our Schools

Our kids are spending more and more time at school. Some school districts are increasing the number of classes for middle and high school students so they would have to stay at school for longer each day. More and more students are participating in clubs to gain more resume-builders for college. As qualifications needed for... Continue Reading →

College So Far

From the daughter of a narc mother. Coming to college had been the end goal to everything I did in high school. In junior and senior year, that goal solidified as my GPA and SAT/ACT test scores took shape. The frustration and oppression at home became fuel that drove me to choose an all-AP schedule... Continue Reading →

A Backwards Relationship: Parasitic Parents

par·a·site     

/ˈperəˌsīt/
 
noun
1. an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense
2. a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return

There are many family dynamics and each family is unique. There are no perfect families and no way to make any family perfect. However, though all families will have some problems, there are some that harbor toxic, nigh-unshakable parasites -- the ones with the most power in the family: the parents.

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[A Repost] On Nagging | A Video

Usually, when we want to change someone else and have been met with a brick wall or an otherwise unsympathetic ear, we resort to nagging which not only turns off the other person more but also gives them a sense that they are being falsely accused or wrongly punished. This video helps explain the results... Continue Reading →

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