Facebook Parenting for the Troubled Teen ~ How Kids are Devalued

The anti bullying community and survivor communities are somewhat divided in their response to this video "facebook parenting for the troubled teen". Some find this man really harsh and out of line, but the majority are cheering him on as though he is the new poster boy for healthy and fantastic parenting. The comments on the video are worse than the video itself if you want some insight into how society believes kids, especially teenagers, should be treated

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Re-Parenting, Dissociation and the Desire to Escape

As many of you know, I’ve recovered from dissociative identity disorder and I find it to be a strange feeling to be aware of wanting to dissociate, when for so many years, it was habitual ~ I just did it. Continuing with some of the conversation from the last post, see “Dissociative Identity ~ the … Continue reading "Re-Parenting, Dissociation and the Desire to Escape"

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Dysfunctional Family ~ First a Child Then a Parent

Freedom just Beyond Jimmy’s post “valued for my ability to work hard” was a big hit and so many could relate to being valued by the work they produced and by the results of their performance. This post is about the siblings who are often NOT recognized or valued for accomplishments. As a child growing … Continue reading "Dysfunctional Family ~ First a Child Then a Parent"

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My Teenage Son’s Point of View ~ Unintentional Teachings from his Father

Carla’s last post “Unintentional but Destructive ~Belief  System Inheritance” caused a bit of a stir on Carla’s personal profile page on facebook last week. Someone on her friends list took offence to her post and accused Carla of devaluing her father and being hurtful. My son is good friends with Carla and he stood up … Continue reading "My Teenage Son’s Point of View ~ Unintentional Teachings from his Father"

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Sexualized at a Young Age~ my Mother my Teacher

I have been writing about the belief system and how it develops; the ways that we view the world and ourselves according to the teachings that we receive from our parents, teachers, media and society in general. Today I continue with a more personal account of behaviour that was modeled for me by my mother. … Continue reading "Sexualized at a Young Age~ my Mother my Teacher"

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