Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)

Emotional abuse: surviving an emotionally abusive childhood, and healing from it.

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. At The Invisible Scar, we are focusing on emotional child abuse, such as the various types, how to help emotionally abused children,  resources for healing, adult survivors of emotional child abuse, and the special case of narcissism.

Adult children of narcissistic parents (ACoNs) know a special type of emotional abuse in being raised by narcissists. (Biological mothers, stepmothers, biological fathers, and stepfathers can be N parents.) 

Before we discuss the special case of narcissism, please note that not every emotionally abusive parent has the narcissistic personality disorder. In some circumstances, an emotionally abusive parent who is not a narcissist can change and improve his or her parenting.  The same is not true for the narcissistic parent, however. Every narcissistic parent is an emotional abuser.

A narcissist is a person who has the narcissistic personality disorder.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one…

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Blind to Betrayal The Book, How often do Child Molesters go on to Reoffend?

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– Blind to Betrayal Preface
– Blind to Betrayal – Chapter 1
– Speaking Our Truth Chapter Discusses Jennifer Freyd’s presentation at a professional conference “Personal and Theoretical Perspectives on the Delayed Memory Debate.”
– Recidivism: How often do Child Molesters go on to Reoffend?

Blind to Betrayal The Book  

Betrayal is fundamental to the human condition.  Betrayal is everywhere and yet because of betrayal blindness often not seen. Drawing on empirical research, clinical thought, and real stories, we will explore with the reader central questions about betrayal and betrayal blindness: What is betrayal? What is its scope? Why are we often blind to it? What are the mental mechanisms that underlie betrayal blindness? What are the effects of betrayal blindness? How should we overcome the effects of betrayal and our blindness to it? How do we become aware of it and heal from its effects? We can create a…

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The Ricki Lake Show – Stolen Childhoods, Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, Ritual Crimes in Africa

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The Ricki Lake Show – Stolen Childhoods

Victims of child abuse overcome a turbulent childhood.

April 10 – As a Hollywood actress and filmmaker, Angela Shelton was living a charmed life, but also hiding a dark secret.

Starting at age three, Angela endured years of sexual abuse at the hands of her father and stepmother. In an effort to find healing and regain pieces of her stolen childhood, she set-off cross country to make a rather unusual documentary which became “Finding Angela Shelton.” As her process of healing continued, she teamed up with the Baby Einstein Team to create safety videos for children and wrote Surviving Sexual Violence:  A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment.

http://therickilakeshow.com/episodes-clips/2013/4/Stolen-Childhoods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oqAEEPM39e8

The conference, “Failure to Protect: Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse,” organized by Professor Phebe Haugen, featured experts from diverse institutions and organizations, who explored the successes and failures of churches, schools, residential settings…

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Emotional Abuse and how to escape

Emotional abuse at the hands of a partner is rarely talked about.

Here is a useful blog post about separating from an emotionally abusive partner, and about how time apart allows you to see things more clearly, reflect on issues which day to day life was masking.

Beat the Narcissist this Year.

Share this blog to raise awareness of a situation many people find it hard to escape from.

Some emotionally abusive people are also violent, but don’t kid yourself here – emotion abuse without violence is deeply damaging.

For the Abused

Stopping Abuse

I wrote this piece about a decade ago, and posted it online last year in tribute to the courageous victims of Coach Jerry Sandusky who spoke out and helped protect future victims.

But some of it applies to children who survive traumas of any kind–and I post it with a heart that is still breaking for those children who witnessed their classmates being gunned down in Sandy Hook Elementary.

The tragedy fuels me forward in my work with determination and hope that we can find a way in coming days to crack the code on how to do much more to protect the children of the world from these types of dangers and traumas.

And how we can do much more to stop the abuse, and in particular the sexual abuse, of children in their safest of places.

For the Abused

We, Your Oppressors:
We’re sorry we pushed you down

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