Traditional parenting tends to swoop in and fix the immediate problematic behavior. It is a short-term approach that doesn’t work with kids who have trauma. Instead, you need to take the time to consider the need behind the child’s behavior and focus on the ultimate goal of connection.Read More
As parents, we are often tempted to go after a gnat with an elephant gun. We have a giant response to a little behavior. Or we try a “one and done” approach. We think if we are angry or loud enough, the child will never engage in that sort of behavior again. Neither of these tools is effective in parenting kids who have had trauma.Read More
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is observed every April across the United States. If you’re wondering how you can contribute to this important cause, here are five practical suggestions.Read More
If you or someone you love has been the victim of sexual assault or child sexual abuse, you may be wondering what happens after you disclose the abuse to law enforcement. That’s what this article will explore.Read More
Predators are those who seek out children for their own sexual gratification. More and more stories are being reported of middle school and high school students being caught up in some form of sex trafficking.
Here’s what you need to know to protect your child from predators, both online and in person.Read More
As I watched Abducted in Plain Sight, I was able to relate to the main character, Jan Broberg, more than I’d like to admit. I, too, was a victim of childhood sexual assault, and though I was never kidnapped as she was, our stories share striking similarities.Read More