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This area will focus on the difficulties survivors of child abuse may experience on or around holidays.

A New Year and Resolutions star
Happy New Year to all my readers! Will you be making a New Year's resolution?

Child Abuse & Holiday Stress star
The holidays are stressful for families that are cohesive. Yet, can be overwhelming and anxiety provoking for children who are abused by a family member during the holidays.

Dealing with Mother & Father Day star
Mother's Day and Father's Day is celebrated the world over annually. What happens when your mother or father was your abuser and not all the loving things the media proclaims for weeks before? How do you handle these days then? Below are a few ideas from people in support groups which may help you.

Donations During the Holidays star
There are many women and children in need of clothing, gifts, toiletries etc. in abuse shelters across the country.

Family Watchdog and Halloween Safety star
Family Watchdog is a site that alerts families to sex offenders moving into or out of the area. It is helpful to use a site like Family Watchdog when planning Halloween activities.

Fatherīs Day star
Fatherīs Day can be a very difficult day for survivors of child abuse. It is a day filled with many troubling memories, varying emotions, and difficult decisions.

Give a Gift to Yourself star
This is the time of year when people around the world celebrate love and the giving of gifts.

Halloween and Abusers star
October is here and with it come festivities, including Halloween. Child abuse victims face their own terrors during this season. What can we do to help them?

Holidays and Abused Children star
Though many people experience the holidays with love, joy, and laughter, the abused child does not. Their holidays are filled with mixed emotions and fear. They observe much in the malls, yet it all seems so out of reach for them. There is something you can do to help a child this Thanksgiving.

In the Spirit of Christmas star
We can, as survivors of child abuse, live in the spirit of Christmas this year.

Motherīs Day star
While Motherīs Day is a time of tender celebration for many, it can be a day of challenge and difficulty for survivors of child abuse, bringing up many powerful emotions and painful memories. This article is written for those that have endured abuse from their mother.

Motherīs Day and Fatherīs Day star
For the child that is being abused, as well as for the adult that was abused as a child, Motherīs Day and Fatherīs Day can be difficult. There are many emotions to contend with.

New Yearīs Resolutions star
Each year people go about setting numerous resolutions for the new year. This article talks about this fact and explores the possibilities.

Starting a New Tradition star
If you are interested in starting a new family tradition this Christmas season, this article has some wonderful ideas.

Stressors During the Holidays star
The holidays are rapidly approaching. This means that the abuse might get worse, due to certain stressors within the home.

Survivors and Christmas star
This article talks about survivors of childhood abuse and their rights to enjoy the festivities, regardless of their past.

Survivors and the Holidays star
Many adult survivors of child abuse find it difficult to participate in the holiday celebrations. This article is dedicated to them.

Thanksgiving star
Thanksgiving is almost here. This article helps to remind us that there are those that are in need of a meal. Purchasing a meal for those in need might help to ease tensions within the home and prevent any abuse from occuring.

What You Can Do star
Do you have a desire to make a child's Halloween special this year? Here are some suggestions on ways you can help a child.

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