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Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect

http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org Every child who has experienced abuse or neglect will have their own response to the trauma. While some children have long-lasting effects, others are able to recover quicker and with ease. There is not a right or wrong way for a child to manage effects of the abuse and neglect they have suffered. What are some factors that can influence children’s responses to trauma? Age Developmental status Type of abuse and/or neglect How often and how long a child was abused How severe the abuse was The relationship between the child and the perpetrator What are some physical effects…

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How To Teach Your Kids About Other Cultures

Raising kids with a greater appreciation for differences can help make the world a better place.   By Caroline Bologna 10/19/2018 08:32pm ET  https://www.huffpost.com    BROOKE AUCHINCLOSS VIA GETTY IMAGES There are many benefits to talking to kids about diversity and other cultures. As racist and xenophobic sentiments fill news headlines, many parents are wondering how to instill values of acceptance and cultural understanding in their children. “It’s important to me for my sons to understand that people around the world are just like them and to have empathy for those people, understanding and real global awareness,” Florida mom Akeelah Kuraishi told…

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5 Little Ways To Show Your Kids The Importance Of Mental Health

From the “emotional volcano” method to a children’s book about mindfulness. By Taylor Pittman 10/12/2018 02:31pm ET | Updated October 12, 2018 https://www.huffpost.com    HERO IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Mental health isn’t something only adults should prioritize. Here’s how to talk to your kids about taking care of their minds just as much as their bodies. When children scrape their knees, they know it’s an injury that needs to be treated. But when they suffer from something mentally, they might not know it’s just as important to have their minds cared for too. Maintaining good mental health should be considered a lesson not only…

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