Narcissism, our Silly little Friend.

I believe that everyone has a little bit of Narcissism, especially during the teenage years.  How does a person know when their narcissism goes beyond what’s considered “normal” and into something problematic? When Does it Become Problematic? Narcissism becomes problematic when it becomes a personality disorder. Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders that… Read More Narcissism, our Silly little Friend.

Exploring Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in The Good Son

The Good Son When I was younger, I watched a film starring a very young Macualay Culkin and Elijah Wood, titled “The Good Son.” The film is about a young boy named Mark, (Elijah Wood) who stays with his Aunt and Uncle after his mother dies. He befriends his cousin, Henry (Macualay Culkin), who is… Read More Exploring Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder in The Good Son

What is the Limit to Childhood Sexual Curiosity?

Sexual Curiosity is one of those tricky experiences that can by perceived as normal childhood curiosity or sexual abuse.  Listening Blocks In one of my teaching classes, my classmates and I did an exercise that would help us recognize listening blocks. Listening blocks are actions that people do that prevent active listening. Some examples of… Read More What is the Limit to Childhood Sexual Curiosity?