Nobody wants to imagine this, but there is a high likelihood that during your parenting career, a child (not necessarily your own) will disclose that they have been sexually abused. Statistics indicate that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. While these numbers are staggering, what is even more disheartening is that around 50 per cent of abuse goes undisclosed and unreported. Therefore, there may be times when you suspect abuse, or are concerned about a child’s behaviors, but aren’t sure how to proceed because there has been no disclosure.
Helping kids learn to make good choices is a powerful way to foster future success. We beam with parental pride when our toddler chooses to share a toy, or when our teen swaps candy for fruit. But how can we help raise kids who make good choices when we’re not around?
Here’s the conundrum. Each year in May, mom gets her very own celebration day. But isn’t mom the person who usually does most of the gift shopping the rest of the year? So let’s admit it, folks, when it comes to finding the perfect gift for mom, sometimes, family members come up empty on fresh ideas. Heck, even mom herself often feels stumped when pressed for gift ideas. But thanks to this gift checklist, you can help your loved ones brainstorm gifts mom will be sure to love.
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