Everyday life can be frustrating. Your first grader forgot his lunch (again) so you hop in the car to deliver it. On the way, you answer a phone call from work, but your cell phone drops dead while your boss is talking. At times like these, it feels like every little annoyance is another big disaster.
School is back in session and after-school activities are starting to kick in. Suddenly, besides the before-school shuffle and the after-school shuffle, stay-at-home parents suddenly have a lot more kid-free time. But time is tricky - there never seems to be enough of it no matter how much you have. And somehow, even though the kids are in school again, their needs and schedules always take priority. Sound familiar? If so, this might be a good opportunity to make time for you a priority as well. Before your newly kid-free schedule starts filling up to overflowing, put a few ‘want-tos’ at the top of your priority list.
Child sexual abuse is a serious issue that affects a significant number of children. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be impacted by sexual violence before the age of 18. It is important for children to understand what sexual abuse is so they have the language to properly talk about their bodies and be able to openly explain if something has happened to them so they can get the support they need to live healthy, abuse-free lives.
Q: My son is afraid of the flushing of the toilet. How can I get him over this fear? Melissa, mother of Liam.
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