Sexual Predators in the Family For most women their first experience of sexual abuse happens right at home

Groping, touching, brushing, lewd comments, unwanted glances and attention is not something women have to only deal with on the street, at school/college, at their jobs or in the park. Sadly, for many of us it starts in places that are supposed to be  safe havens from any harm –…

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Parents Know Your Trigger Points Realising what makes you lose your temper, can prevent you from abusing your child

Most parents are guilty of having lost their temper with their child/children. When all one wants to do to the brat is put him in a box and forget about him. Or have wanted to take him and shake him into submission. The recent death of Sherin Mathews highlights the…

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Questions About Sherin Mathews The real reasons behind the death of this adopted child

The flimsy reason given by Sherin’s adopted father that he “had been trying to get the 3 year old girl to drink her milk in the garage” and “Wesley Mathews said she wouldn’t listen to him. Further his affidavit states, Mathews said he “physically assisted” Sherin in drinking the milk. “The…

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Anxiety-Proof Kids by Giving Them Safety and Consistency When kids are certain that their parents are there to support and protect them they are free to explore & become their best

Not feeling safe, feeling threatened, feeling lost, feeling alone are all the due to lack of connection to another human being, mainly parents. Today even though we are able to communicate with one another instantly, sadly we are unable to connect to each other. Today most of us parents are…

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Suicide – Not Finding Life Meaningful Without a sense of belongingness, living can seem senseless

One is always shocked at the sudden death of a young person. More so, when a person chooses to end his/her own life. Why People Commit Suicide?  Suicide is an extreme solution to seemingly insurmountable problems. It is an attempt to stop  the unremitting emotional pain of rejection, hopelessness, guilt, sorrow,…

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Bed-wetting, Sleepwalking, Hair pulling, Nail biting, Skin picking, Stammering and the list goes on… When under stress the mind finds ways to relieve itself with abnormal behaviors

In most cases stress in children is due to highly toxic family situations. According to the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study there are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the study and five are personal — physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect. Five are related…

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Connection -The Key To Healing From Trauma To heal from emotional wounds we need the care and support of another human being

“The truth is, you cannot love yourself unless you have been loved and are loved. The capacity to love cannot be built in isolation”, writes the noted child trauma therapist Bruce Perry. We humans are socials animals, we cannot exist in isolation. Unlike the young ones of other living creatures, the…

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What Every Teacher Needs To Know A teacher can change the course of a child's life with compassion and care

In India we celebrate Teachers’ Day on 5th September,  the  birth  anniversary of       Dr Radhakrishnan, the second president of Republic India. He was a great teacher, respected and adored by his students so when his students wanted to celebrate his birthday he requested that instead they celebrate his birthday as…

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Princess Diana Rest In Peace Losing a mother is heart-breaking but family support helps kids survive their loss

With all the brouhaha going on about the 20th death anniversary of Princess Diana, I can’t but help feel a wee bit nostalgic about my own mom’s death. Her sons Prince William and Prince Harry have been all over the media reminiscing how theirs was a mum in a million…

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Change Lives By Just Being Nice Even the smallest acts of goodness can change another person forever

Being nice to someone does not require great efforts or big sacrifices, however,  we miss out on creating change in our world.  Being nice is so simple yet we have been programmed by our society to fight for our place in this universe.  From childhood we are told we have…

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