PERFECTLY IMPERFECT LIVING AND ZEN-ASS PARENTING - CORRECTING CHILDHOOD EMOTIONAL NEGLECT BEFORE AND AFTER IT HAPPENS

Category: ZEN PARENTING

The Real Effect of Narcissistic Parenting on Children

The Real Effect of Narcissistic Parenting on Children

Why does it matter if a parent is a narcissist? How does that hurt a child? You may be asking these questions if you are a person co-parenting with a narcissistic ex; someone raised by a narcissistic parent; one who is in a relationship with a narcissist; or maybe a divorce professional […]

It’s like I have no emotions.

It’s like I have no emotions.

It’s like I have no emotions. I’m numb a lot of the time. Something is missing in me. I have no idea how I feel about anything. Sometimes my chest feels hollow. I feel empty inside. What might seem like five unrelated statements is actually […]

How Does Emotional Neglect Affect A Child?

How Does Emotional Neglect Affect A Child?

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) happens when the parent fails to respond enough to the child’s emotional needs. The truth is that parents fail to notice their children’s emotions in every family in every household in the world every single day. And that is A-Okay. No parent can, […]

Even well-meaning parents might be neglecting their children like this.

Even well-meaning parents might be neglecting their children like this.

To begin, meet Edward and Libby. Edward the Child: Edward grew up in an abusive family. His alcoholic mother was mean, angry and physically abusive or threatening half the time, and ignored him the rest. Edward’s father loved his children. He worked 70 hours-a-week to support […]

Doterra Kids Oil Collection

Doterra Kids Oil Collection

Introduce your child to essential oils with the doTERRA Kids Collection. Pre-diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil, these essential oil blends are gentle enough for children of all ages. Each of these kid-friendly blends is formulated with children in mind—their fragrance preferences, emotional needs, and most common […]

Which Type Of Emotionally Neglectful Parents Raised You? 17 Signs to Look For

Which Type Of Emotionally Neglectful Parents Raised You? 17 Signs to Look For

What kind of parents fail to notice their child’s feelings? Since this type of parental failure (Childhood Emotional Neglect or CEN) causes significant harm to the child, people naturally assume that emotionally neglectful parents must also be abusive or mean in some way. And it […]

What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

What is Childhood Emotional Neglect? “Shouldn’t I feel happier and more fulfilled?” “My life lacks meaning.” “Sometimes I feel like I’m on the outside, looking in at others who are truly living.” “Why do I struggle so much with self-discipline?” “What is wrong with me?” […]

What have I done to make my children behave like this?

What have I done to make my children behave like this?

  I get asked this a lot by parents of children and teens.  Even some adult children. My easy answer – but not very helpful I know is: Some kids do more “bad” things.  Some kids do more “good” things. Good kids can turn bad.  Bad […]