Physical punishment, sometimes called corporal punishment, is anything done to cause pain or discomfort in response to your child's behaviors. Examples of physical punishment include: spanking (one of the most common methods of physical punishment)slapping, pinching, or pullinghitting with an object, such as a paddle, belt, hairbrush, whip, or stickmaking someone eat soap, hot sauce, … Continue reading The Psychological Effect of Physical Discipline
Gillette's latest ad has people either up in arms or jumping with joy. The controversial ad is centred around our societies ideas of masculinity and how certain beliefs about 'manliness' can be harmful to both men and society in general. Those that oppose the ad say it victimises women and is suggesting that masculinity in … Continue reading Gillette’s Ad on ‘Toxic Masculinity’
Gaslighting is a psychological manipulation technique and form of emotional abuse. The abusers make the victim question their memory, perception and sanity. It is a technique often used by sociopaths and narcissists. The abuser's ultimate goal is to make their victim second guess their every choice and question their sanity, making them more dependent on the … Continue reading What is Gaslighting?
The absence of love and security in childhood can lead to difficulties in adulthood. If you have a pattern of falling into abusive relationships or fearing intimacy it is likely you learned about love, affection and intimacy from inadequate models. This means that now you have to be the nurturing voice you never received from … Continue reading How to Self-Parent as an Adult