Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is the last and most disgusting topic in this series.  As a survivor of this tragedy, I thought I had heard and read it all and that I had recovered.  But in collecting and verifying statistics and information, I am sickened anew.  Children are constantly warned to be aware of stranger danger but sadly, their greatest risk is in their homes and their day to day lives.  Children continue to be raped and violated by parents,...

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Beauty of a Woman Blogfest 2012

I’m thrilled to participate in August McLaughlin’s blogfest – The Beauty of a Woman.  Check out her blog here http://augustmclaughlin.wordpress.com.  On Friday, February 10, August will have links to a variety of wonderful blogs about the Beauty of a Woman. In preparation for this blog, I googled ‘Beautiful Women’.  I was not surprised by what came up:  entry upon entry of the world’s most physically attractive women.  Some of...

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9 Self-defeating Beliefs

If you’ve been following Monday’s blogs, you will have learned lots about various forms of child abuse.  Part of my purpose in sharing this painful, stark information is to provide easy to read information about this disturbing topic.  But no dialogue can be one sided.  So I’ve decided to make Wednesdays the Day of Outcomes.  It will offer simple, short thoughts on the results in adults from childhood abuse and/or how to overcome these...

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Child Abuse: Neglect

When talking about abuse of children, images of battered, broken children usually come to mind. Unfortunately, the most prevalent type of abuse is neglect. Specific terminology can vary, but neglect is usually defined as a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s age-appropriate basic needs or failing to sufficiently protect the child from harm. Neglect may not be malicious – it can arise from ignorance or impaired judgement (e.g a parent...

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Liebster Award

On January 16, I was honored to receive the Liebster Award from SJ Driscoll.  The Liebster is designed to support and encourage small bloggers (less than 200 followers). Sally’s blog, Come Sit by My Fire includes a variety of topics.  From Do you support slavery? Most people do. to I Want Her Car, Sally’s blog is always entertaining and thought provoking. I’m passing this award on to the following new bloggers: Suzanne...

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