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The Parentified Child at Work

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Earlier this month we discussed ways to modify people-pleasing behavior caused by parentification during childhood. But what about people-pleasing behavior in the workplace? Do you have trouble saying “No” when you are feeling overworked or spread too thin? Do you do extra work […]

Breaking the Cycle of Parentification

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Parentification occurs when a child feels obligated to act as the parent to their parent, whether it is in the practical way, like taking care of siblings, making dinner, or cleaning the house, or emotionally, when the child has to provide emotional support […]

Are you a people pleaser?

This blog post was written by RHN’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Modern life is busy. Our lives are filled with work, appointments, plans, obligations…the list can feel endless. We all have the experience of putting others’ needs in front of our own sometimes, because we care for other people and it feels good to take care […]

Self-Care and the Parentified Child

This blog post was written by Recovery Help Now’s, Leslie Kolb, MSW. Think back to when you were a child, living with your parents. Did your mother or father ever confide in you about problems they were experiencing in their marriage? Did they rely on you to do the laundry and take care of your […]

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