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How Parents Can Practice Positive Discipline
04/16/2021

“Spanking was a common form of discipline in my home and my school. I got spanked all the time and look how I turned out – I have a successful career, a great marriage and […]

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Talking With Your Child About Big Feelings
03/30/2021

Talking with a child about big emotions may feel complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Children regularly look to parents and caregivers for guidance, especially in tough situations when they’re feeling scared or overwhelmed. [...]

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Helping Teens Navigate Relationships and Technology During COVID-19
02/11/2021

The continual uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 is impacting families in many ways. Social distancing can be especially challenging for teenagers, who may feel isolated from classmates, friends and romantic partners. We know that teens used […]

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Human Trafficking: Understanding the Red Flags
01/12/2021

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your children. From making them eat their veggies to monitoring their online activity, you want to help them to grow up healthy and safe. One […]

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Keeping Your Family Safety After An Abusive Relationship
01/04/2021

Coercive control is a form of abuse that perpetrators use against their children after their ex-partner has separated from them. Coercive control can include violence, threats, intimidation, stalking, monitoring, emotional abuse and manipulation, interwoven with periods of seemingly caring and generous behavior as part of the overall abuse.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries During the Holiday Season
11/12/2020

Holidays may look different for many of us because of COVID-19. There may also be heightened tension because of election results or conflicting political views amongst family members.

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The Truth About Why Victims Don’t “Just Leave” Their Abuser
10/06/2020

If you know a friend or family member in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, it may feel natural to tell them to “just leave.” After all, you’re looking out for your loved one and want […]

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Smart Toys: What Parents Need To Know
09/15/2020

In today’s world, we are more interconnected than ever. Our smart phones provide unlimited access to nearly everything: basic phone calls and texts, social media, banking, GPS, online shopping, and more. Over the last decade, […]

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Popular Netflix Film Romanticizes Kidnapping and Sexual Assault
07/30/2020

The Polish film premiered on Netflix in June 2020 and is based on the bestselling novel, 365 dni, written by Blanka Lipinska. The film, titled 365 Days, is categorized as an erotic drama and is […]

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How the LGBTQ Community Experiences Abuse in Different Ways
06/23/2020

When you think about the terms “domestic violence” or “intimate partner violence,” what comes to mind? Probably a male abuser and a female victim, because that is what we typically see on the news, in […]

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