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5 Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

teen dating violence

teen dating violenceWith the recent increase in domestic violence #Trending I think that now is a good time to talk a little bit about TeenDV, or teen dating violence. (more…)

5 Reasons Why Parents Single Out One Child For Abuse

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Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 6 – The Guilt

guiltAlong with anger is guilt. Even the loneliest among us feels guilt. It may be because of leaving someone behind to suffer in our place. It may be leaving behind your family because no matter how horrible they were to you, they are still family and disregarding those bonds is hard, even for an abuse survivor. It may be over feelings of betrayal or feelings that you deserved the punishment that was given to you. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 5 – The Anger

angerAnger is one of our biggest enemies. We strive to control it, sometimes we relish when we unleash it and often times we regret that we allowed it to go so far.

Anger is a part of every person in every part of the world in every socio-economical status.

Anger is everywhere. What we do with that anger is what distinguishes us from the rest of the world. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 4 – The Mask

maskI think that as humans, all teenagers wear masks. We wear them to fit in, we wear them to be popular or to get the girl or make the team or hang out with the right group of friends but this mask is different. It’s a custom made mask, its not a football players mask, although it could look like one from the outside, it’s a mask that feels so real that for a time you forget you’re wearing the mask but the reminder always comes back. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 3 – The First Ripples

ripplesImagine a stone being thrown into a lake. That stone being thrown, that violent action causes the water around it to spread out into ripples. At first those ripples are close together and well defined and as time goes on they become wider and farther apart. This is the way that abuse affects our lives. Although the ripples are farther apart they are still there, even if you cant see the ripples I assure you they are still moving and still there. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 2 – Emotional Pain

emotional painMy physical & verbal abuse stopped when I was around thirteen years old but the emotional pain would stay with me for years to come. After previously running away twice and even getting law enforcement involved numerous times, to no avail, the abuse stopped. There was no hero. There was no great victory. I simply ran away and refused to go back. Not because I was heroic, or because I finally had the courage to do something about it but because I physically could not take another beating. I was done, I had counted out and decided that if I died that night, it would be OK as long as there was no more pain. (more…)

Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect – Part 1 – Introduction

child abuseI have this theory. When most people hear the words “Child Abuse” they think of spanking your kids, smacking your kids or maybe even hitting your kids too hard.

The effects of child abuse are long lasting and can affect a victim long into his or her adult life. Child abuse affects every aspect of a victims’ life and is something that will stay with that person until the day they die. (more…)

What to Watch – Talking About Drugs

Talking about drugs with your teen can be awkward. It can be embarrassing & it can be frustrating. (more…)

Reader Request: Drug Testing

Above is a link to what I consider one of the better drug testing kits on the market. You can see that it’s very simple and easy to use. If you find your self needing a at home drug kit then this one is a very good choice. (more…)

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