Archive for the Child abuse Category


Children’s Behavior after Visitation with Narcissistic Parent

When my kids started spending more than a few hours with their dad, I noticed that their behavior changed – significantly. … Keep going...

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Dad, I wrote a letter to the president and law makers

My daughter must have met her wit’s end last evening with her father.  She arrived home to say that her dad was being rude to them, and that she told him how she wrote a letter to the president. … Keep going...

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Dear Barack Obama

My children returned after a particularly difficult weekend with their father, and within the first hour, I heard my five year old son scream at his sister: “You f-ing idiot!”  (although he didn’t abbreviate the word like I just did). … Keep going...

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Parental Alienation & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

It only takes a few minutes of googling (a verified verb) to learn about the invalidation of “PAS” and “Parental Alienation Syndrome”.… Keep going...

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Visitation Transitions, Narcissism and Lack of Empathy

Today, my kids transferred to their dad’s for the last of their three separate weeks of summer vacation with him.  My daughter didn’t realize it was today, and sobbed the minute she heard it earlier in the day. … Keep going...

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The Impact of Family Violence on Boys – an example

Last month I was dismayed how my ex slapped my daughter’s face because she was upset at the haunted house in Disney.… Keep going...

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Left “alone” by Narcissist Father

What constitutes leaving your children alone?  What is okay, and what isn’t?  My neighbor, who I consider to be a great mom, used to leave her youngest son inside the house as she walked up and around the corner of the street to pick up her older kids from the bus stop. … Keep going...

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My Narcissistic/Sociopathic Ex’s Current Complaints

My ex met with my daughter’s therapist.  The objective:  For the therapist to get my Ex to agree to having our son evaluated by a mental health professional because of his regressive behaviors (my son, not my ex’s regression 😉

Here’s the key points that he laid out to the therapist. … Keep going...

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In the courtroom, as a witness

I went to court today for a friend.  This woman has a son, who is the same age as my daughter. … Keep going...

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Fear of the Narcissist Parent

My daughter attended her appointment with her therapist last evening.  She apparently did talk quite a bit about how things are going for her. … Keep going...

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A Plea from a Narcissist’s Young Daughter

My 8 year old daughter wrote a book this week.  She asked me if I could take it to a publisher and shout her story loud so that she could get help to “improve her and her brother’s lives”.… Keep going...

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Narcissistic Rage and Children

Apparently, narcissists have no filter when they rage. It doesn’t surprise me, in many ways, but it saddens me in so many other ways.… Keep going...

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A Glimpse into MY Ex’s Narcissistic parenting

In an effort to understand more fully what’s going on for my children, I have decided to send with them a recording device. … Keep going...

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Battle with a Narcissist

This weekend, I had to confront my ex. He has been putting our 5 year old on a horse for lessons without ever speaking to me about whether this is okay (we are supposed to make those decisions jointly).… Keep going...

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What goes on at Daddy’s house

My children have been hesitant to say what’s happening at their father’s house, opening up gradually to me and my daughter’s therapist as they grow trust that they can tell without it being conveyed to their father. … Keep going...

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Messages from God

I truly believe that things happen in our lives for a reason.  I don’t think that we have “predefined destiny” – just that God puts things (people, situations, items) in our lives to learn from here and there. … Keep going...

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Therapy objectives for children of abusive parents

Took my daughter last week to her therapist.  We spoke about her conversation with me on her dad hitting her face. … Keep going...

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A Narcissist’s Rage

My children returned last week again complaining of their father’s raging.  My daughter said he was “yelling so loud the neighbors would be able to hear”, and that she asked him to be quieter. … Keep going...

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How can I teach my daughter to not be in an abusive relationship when she’s an adult

if I can’t protect her from abusive behavior as a child?

If my teen or adult daughter came to me and said that her boyfriend/husband hit her in the face… I would tell her to leave the jerk as fast as humanly possible.… Keep going...

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Does the definition of abuse need to include ‘intent to harm’?

My eight year old daughter disclosed yesterday that her father hits her on the face.

Just like an abuse victim, she rationalized it. … Keep going...

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