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Child Abuse: Physical

Child Abuse: Physical

There are numerous ways children can experience physical abuse- shaking, jerking, slapping, pinching, pulling hair, and harsh spankings or beatings. Most often parents revert to these tactics because of extreme frustration, stress, and/or lack of appropriate parenting skills. Shaking – All infants cry, some much more than others. Parents who feel frustrated and helpless to […]

Child Abuse: Neglect

Child Abuse: Neglect

Although physical abuse is commonly thought of when one hears of a child abuse case, the truth is there are more reported cases of neglect than any other form of abuse. Need for love – Contrary to popular belief, you cannot spoil an infant. Crying is the only form of communication a baby has. Even […]

Child Abuse: Emotional

Child Abuse: Emotional

It is well known that physical abuse hurts a child. The evidence is there in the form of bruises and broken bones. Hurtful words, however, harm a child on the inside. Because the results of emotional abuse are less evident, oftentimes parents are not aware how badly words can negatively affect their children. What is […]

Internet Safety

Internet Safety

The Internet can be a wonderful resource! Children can get help with homework, find information about a hobby, download music, and keep in touch with friends and family through e-mail. However, the Internet also carries certain risks. As parents, we must stay informed and equipped to ensure our children’s safety. How can parents keep children […]

Home Alone

Home Alone

At some point a parent faces the choice to leave a child home alone for the first time. Whether the decision is based on necessity or convenience, the transition to having your child stay home alone is a big step for every family. In general, it is not a good idea to leave a child [...]
Head Lice

Head Lice

When your child begins child care, preschool or elementary school, she runs a risk of head lice infestation. Many parents are appalled by the thought of their children having a case of head lice. Don’t worry, infestations are not harmful nor are they an indication of poor hygiene or dirty hair. Head Lice Facts Head […]

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