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Physical Punishment, Discipline or Child Abuse
What is the difference between physical punishment and discipline? Is it ever appropriate to punch your son at school for bad behavior? Let me know what you think after reading the article by posting your thoughts in the free child abuse forum.
Preventing Abuse of New Borns and Infants
Just imagine a newborn crying despite everything you do to soothe the baby. Are you prepared for these times? Do you have a safety plan in place for times you become completely overwhelmed? If not learn how to develop one here.
Recognizing the Emotional Abuser
Emotional child abuse is defined as intentionally hurting someone by what we say and how we say it. It is more about the behavior used to demean or belittle someone and less about the actual words spoken.
Reporting Child Abuse
Everyone is responsible for reporting suspected or known child abuse of a child, regardless if you are a mandated reporter or not. To know about abuse or neglect and not report what you know makes you as guilty as the person who is abusing the child.
Repressing Memories of Childhood Abuse
There are many reasons people forget things. When it comes to child abuse the mind protects the child by repressing what the child cannot yet understand, until a later time when he or she is older and can process safely the child abuse.
Sexual Abuse and Insomnia
It is not unusual for adult survivors of child sexual abuse to have difficulty as darkness closes in at the end of the day. The survivor may not feel safe as the world becomes dark and shadowy. Yet, one can learn how to make their world feel safer by trying some of the following ideas.
The Choking Game or The Pass Out Game
Have you heard about the choking or pass out game? I bet your kids know how to play, even if you have not yet heard of the game. Most teens do not realize the danger involved in the choking game. Learn how to identify if your child is playing this dangerous life threatening game.
Therapists Specializing in Childhood Traumas
A therapist specializing in childhood traumas and child abuse cases is important for children and adult survivors of abuse. Please understand the process may take a little time to find the right therapist. Learn what to look for and how to find what is needed.
Verbal Abuse Defined
How do you define verbal abuse? Is it simply name calling or more derogatory, such as demeaning and belittling a child? Would you recognize verbal abuse if you saw it? Learn how to help a child being verbally abused.
Verbal Child Abuse - The Invisible Abuse
Verbal abuse is essentially the invisible form of child abuse. There are no bruises or broken bones but make no mistake the damage is happening to the child's soul, mental health and self esteem. Learn how words can hurt more than fists.
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