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Anxious behavior

The Loneliness of the Unloved Daughter: 4 Small Steps Toward Belonging

It was only a few years ago, when I was gearing up to write Daughter Detox: Recovering from an Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Yourself, and began interviewing women again and asking different questions than I had when I wrote my first book, that it struck me: The sense of being singled out, of thinking she’s the only unloved child on the planet, is almost as damaging as the lack of maternal love, attention, and...
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Being a Mom

Typical Toddler Development

Children grow so quickly in the first years of development typically includes many changes in the areas of:

Gross motor skills


This includes things like walking, running, climbing, and exploring the area around one's self (think at a park or in a new place). Toddlers are fast at work developing their gross motor skills. This is one factor in why toddlers seem to have a lot of energy and...
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Attachment Theory

Unmasking a Narcissist: 5 Red Flags

I usually resist writing about narcissism since it’s The Little Black Dress of self-help these days; judging from Google, pretty much everyone is either a narcissist or has been caught in a snare set by one. That said, dealing with someone who behaves like a narcissist—let’s leave the diagnosis to the pros—especially if you’ve been intimate with him, closely connected, or married to him is a harrowing and damaging...
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