Signs & Symptoms a Child May Have Major Attachment Problems

Signs & Symptoms a Child May Have Major Attachment Problems

-Lack of ability to give and receive affection

-Phoniness-may be superficially charming and show affection to strangers

-Self-destructive behavior

-Cruelty to others

-Stealing, hoarding, gorging

-May act hard of hearing or have speech problems-child controls verbal interactions

-Pathological lying

-Extreme control problems-ongoing power struggles

-Lack of long-term friends

-Abnormalities in eye contact-may look you in the eye when lying or wants something from you

-Preoccupation with blood, fire, gore

-Sees caretakers as unreasonably angry and harsh-often feel abused when not-may falsely claim abuse

‘I’m Still Not Good Enough’: When Trauma’s Old Ghosts Resurface

‘I’m Still Not Good Enough’: When Trauma’s Old Ghosts Resurface

April 17, 2017

By Denise Olesky, MA, NCC, LPC, GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/im-still-not-good-enough-when-traumas-old-ghosts-resurface-0417174?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=8217f86582-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_04_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_135946a8dd-8217f86582-71304725

The Outer Child

By Susan M. Anderson, LCSW

https://vimeo.com/9948645

www.outerchild.net

What is the Outer Child?

Outer Child, is the self-sabotaging nemesis of your personality – the part that breaks your diet and gets attracted to all the wrong people. Whereas your Inner child is all about feelings, Outer Child is all about behaviors – self-defeating patterns. Outer Child acts out your inner child’s feelings – especially your abandonment feelings – without giving you, the adult, a chance to intervene. When you feel hurt, angry, or insecure, Outer acts out these feelings in ways that sabotage your relationships. Stealthy and quick, Outer intercepts love before you even know what happened.