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Abuse
04/13/2018
Shacking Up With Boyfriends My marriage of 11 years ended violently in November 2011. He left me with a traumatic brain injury and strangle marks on my neck. I'm now a single mom of 3 sons. I had always been a housewife/full time mom, so I was stressed about getting a job. More >>

Tags: AbuseBad relationshipsDatingMarriageMotherhood-FatherhoodMotheringParentingRelationshipsResponse to a CallShacking UpShacking-UpValues
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04/04/2018
You Can't Fix Everything I spent my entire life taking care of my mother's emotional problems. I am the youngest of four girls, and my oldest sister is 11 years older than me. I have carried the burden of my mother's unhappiness and worked to make her happy and take care of her problems... More >>

Tags: AbuseAttitudeMental HealthParentingRelatives
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03/15/2018
Conversations You Should Never Have in Front of Your Kids Kids are the most technically advanced mechanisms for hearing ever known to man. Which is why we need to be careful about what we say around them. Here are 5 conversations you should never have in front of your kids... More >>

Tags: AbuseBehaviorMental HealthParentingStressStupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their KidsTips
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01/29/2018
Learning By Example While walking through the parking lot of a popular local retail store with our nine-year-old daughter, my husband and I observed a man who was physically assaulting a woman inside a vehicle... More >>

Tags: AbuseCharacter-Courage-ConscienceMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingValues
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01/22/2018
Tough Love When my daughter was 18, she shacked up with her abusive boyfriend. I channeled my inner Dr. Laura and told her that if she wanted to live a life with a man who would treat her like that, she had to do it on her own... More >>

Tags: AbuseCharacter-Courage-ConscienceParentingPersonal ResponsibilityShacking UpValues
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01/04/2018
I'm One of the 20% I'm proud to say that I am in the 20% of people who do NOT stand by. I have had 2 opportunities to intervene when I saw children being physically abused. More >>

Tags: AbuseChild AbuseFamily/Relationships - FamilyRelationshipsRelativesResponse to a CallSocial Issues
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01/03/2018
Mom Just as Guilty as Dad I grew up in a house where my father verbally, emotionally, and physically abused me and my two sisters (I thank God there was no sexual abuse to any of us). His mood swings were sporadic and we were always walking on eggshells. More >>

Tags: abuseFamily/Relationships - ChildrenMarriageParentingResponse to a Comment
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12/11/2017
5 Ways You Are Destroying Your Child's Confidence Under the guise of helping, caring, loving, and supporting, many parents actually end up doing more harm than good. Here are 5 ways you are unintentionally destroying your child's confidence... More >>

Tags: AbuseBehaviorMental HealthMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingStressStupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their KidsTips
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11/28/2017
Reporting Child Molestation Thirty years ago when I was 21, I caught my 32 year old brother molesting his 7 year old daughter. I scooped her up, put her in my car and called the authorities. More >>

Tags: AbuseChild Abuse
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11/22/2017
Finally Free to Be Me ...I was a doormat for my mom to walk on for most of my years: I was her mother, her crutch and after my parents divorce - she treated me like a whipped husband. And I let her. More >>

Tags: AbuseAdult Child-ParentFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentParentingRelationships
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