Category Archives: Abuse

Bouncing Back- What Dr. Sam Goldstein Says About Resilience

This week, I had the pleasure to meet Dr. Sam Goldstein, who specializes in school psychology, child development and neuropsychology. We got to talking about some of the tough stuff children face and he shared with me the following:

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Correcting a Child Without Criticism

Some time over the summer, I came across a great article on the fine line between correcting and criticizing a child. I say fine line because all too often I have seen and heard parents cross that line without realizing … Continue reading

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Children and Domestic Violence

UNICEF defines domestic violence or intimate partner violence as “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviours including physical, sexual and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion used by adults or adolescents against their current or former intimate partners.” Domestic violence can include slapping, … Continue reading

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5 Things Parents Should Know About Child Sexual Abuse

Most offenders are known to the child; they may be family members, relatives, friends, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and others in positions of authority. Children most susceptible to sexual abuse have obedient, compliant and respectful personalities. They may be children from … Continue reading

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