How To Respond When A Sexually Abused Child Opens Up To You According To Psychiatrist

According to Melissa Goldberg, PsyD, “Recent reports highlight the alarming prevalence of child sexual abuse.” It is hard for a sexually abused child to open up about her bad experience, whether to her parent, her sibling, or her friend.   There is fear that no one will believe her, especially if the perpetrator is manipulating her. According to Jessica Lang, LMFT, “The #1 reason children do not disclose ongoing sexual abuse is fear! They are afraid they wont be believed, that they or you will be harmed, or they will be blamed for the abuse.” Sometimes, she doesn’t want to create misunderstanding if the person who did the wrong thing to her is close to the family or a member of the family.

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It takes a lot of courage on the child’s part before she can really say something or even give a hint that something bad had happened or keeps on happening to her.

So as a parent, a grandparent, an aunt, or an older adult whom a child trusts enough to make her open up to you, you must be aware of how you should react.  Of course, it would be a shock, but still, you have to maintain your composure not to look judgmental, instead talk calmly and encouragingly so that she will be encouraged to speak with you more about it.  According to Fran Walfish, PsyD, “Kids who’ve been abused may become mute, or refuse to speak.” Continue reading How To Respond When A Sexually Abused Child Opens Up To You According To Psychiatrist

How Online Therapy Helps Heal The Pain Of Verbal Abuse In Children

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There are quite a number of passages in the Bible about how a parent-child relationship should be.  One is that a child should obey his parents for it is the right thing to do.  In fact, this is the first commandment with a promise added to it, a promise of a prosperous and long life.

But the passage doesn’t end there. In fact as I said earlier, it’s a relationship between the parents and child, so there’s also something for the parent to take note of, that they should not provoke their children.  Parents should avoid doing things that can make their children angry or provoke them to do more wrong deeds. Continue reading How Online Therapy Helps Heal The Pain Of Verbal Abuse In Children

Things You Need to Do Before Deciding To Leave Your Child In Daycare

Parents are willing to do and sacrifice just about anything to ensure the wellness of their children. They work hard to be able to secure their children’s future. But not all parents have the luxury of time to spend with their children. Some need to be elsewhere to make a living.

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Is Someone Grooming My Child Online?

The 3 Important Concerns Parents Have About Online Grooming Addressed

For every bright side of a particular innovation, there’s always a dark side. The internet may be a vast source of almost anything; it can also be a dangerous place for our children. According to Michael Nuccitelli, PsyD, “With the advent of the Internet, a new environment now exists for the cyberstalkers and online predator.” In it, people can assume fake names, put in pictures in their profiles that are not theirs and adopt counterfeit personalities all to victimize someone, most likely children. Assuming a false identity online with the intent of sexually abusing a minor is commonly known as online grooming.

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Parents Talk: 4 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

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Sexual abuse…it’s something we dread and hope will never happen to our children.  

However, if we follow the current news events, politicians, Hollywood VIPs, even priests, and teachers – people that we think we could trust with our kids – are guilty of being child abuse perpetrators.  Continue reading Parents Talk: 4 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

5 Child Abuse Myths Debunked

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Marion and his younger sister came from a well-to-do family. Marion had the typical American life complete with the white picket fence and the dog. Both his parents worked in the local government, attended church and were very involved in their children’s school. So it was a shock to everyone in the community when news about Marion’s abuse came out. Turned out, the father had a mean streak and would take it on his children.

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Is Bullying A Form Of Abuse? YES!

And Is More Detrimental To Mental Health

A good-looking 16-year-old gifted with a beautiful voice and athletic skills, Brianne’s future looked as bright as the sun. But some of the girls in her school think otherwise. Spurned by jealousy of her popularity, they antagonized her by leaving mean notes inside her locker and nastily telling her she had no future.

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Verbal Discipline is Verbal Abuse

Parents only want the best for their kids.  Parents thought they need to discipline their children to be good and responsible strictly.   Disciplining is good, but sometimes the method of disciplining their kids are not the right and effective one. According to Ron Huxley, LMFT, “Discipline is about teaching or guiding children in the right direction so that they can be responsible people.”

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