Physical Abuse, continued

Abuse can happen in any family and to any child.  Socio-economic station, race, religion and culture are irrelevant when talking about the welfare of children.  Sad isn’t it?  A well-educated man or woman, professionally successful, can be an abuser.  And their children can be at risk every moment of every day. Characteristics and behaviours commonly found in abusive parents or caregivers include: A sense of entitlement where only his...

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January 27 Mashup: Writing Sites

100 Tips to alleviate doubt:  http://janefriedman.com/2012/01/20/100-tips-to-alleviate-self-doubt/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JaneFriedman+%28Jane+Friedman%29 Do best seller lists matter?  http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2012/01/myth-of-bestseller.html The Bookshelf Muse had so many interesting focused blogs that it’s hard to single one out.  But take a look at this one on  avalanches.  This...

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9 Steps to Forgiveness

Adults who grow up as abused children have many challenges  in their adult lives.  These symptoms will be discussed in detail in another post.  For victims, it is important that we face what happened to us, learn about its effects on our lives, and then begin the tedious, painful process of healing and recovering. It’s not easy.  The journey to wholeness takes an incredible willingness to face the truth of what was and the possibilities of...

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Physical Abuse of Children

Physical Abuse Is there anything more heart warming than the picture of an adult holding a tiny baby?  Such pictures proliferate our culture. This article, the second of four on child abuse, was particularly hard to write.  Looking at pictures of children burned, beaten and murdered are hard to look at.  It is sickening to realize how far adults will go to inflict pain on children. There are many definitions of physical abuse.  The World...

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What’s Happening on the Web? January 20

After 13 years of trying Laura Drake sold to GCP  Here’s what she’s learned. Chuck Wendig has provided a list of 25 things writers should start doing.  WARNING:  this site is full of great info but take your tolerance with you.  Chuck has an occasional fondness for four letter words. Joel Friedlander  from the Book Designer talks about Book Cover Design and the Problem of Symbolism.  He’s a proponent of keeping it simple and explains...

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