Child Abuse – How to Spot the Signs

Child Abuse – How to Spot the Signs

Child Abuse & Neglect: How to Spot the Signs In a perfect world, there would be no such thing as child abuse. Children would be born into a home where they are valued and protected. They’d be encouraged to play, allowed to make mistakes, and live free from the...
Signs of Traumatic Stress in Kids

Signs of Traumatic Stress in Kids

Childhood Trauma One of the most difficult truths of parenting is that you can’t always protect your child. An increasing number of children are exposed to acts of violence. Even witnessing traumatic events can leave kids feeling fearful and unsafe. If you think your...
Is It Sibling Rivalry or Abuse?

Is It Sibling Rivalry or Abuse?

Sibling Abuse   Sibling abuse is one of the least reported forms of family violence. In past years, sibling abuse was considered a private family matter, not to be discussed outside the home. Today, it is recognized as one of the most common forms of family...
Is It Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Abuse?

Is It Sibling Rivalry or Sibling Abuse?

Ten-year-old Matthew and his brother Patrick, age 12 like to rough-house. They wrestle and body slam one another and at least once a week, one of the boys is getting put in a choke-hold. Some parents consider this normal aggressive play between siblings. But how can...