Seriously, What's Wrong With Parents?
"If you're not down for the long haul, then don't sign up for the responsibility."
Love Mom

Seriously, What's Wrong With Parents?

No one ever said being a parent is easy. Still, it's better to never have a child at all, than have one and take its life away. I've been horrified by recent news stories of parenting gone wrong from mommy blogger Lacey Spears who was arrested for systematically poisoned her son Garnett to Justin Ross Harris of Georgia who "accidentally" left his 22-month-old son in the car all day. Based on the behavior of some of these so-called parents, something needs to be said.

baca
A symbol of strength to children who have been abused.
Love Buzz

What These Bikers Are Doing For Abused Kids Is Amazing

Not many people know about them, but there is an organization of men and women around the globe stepping into the darkness to bring our children back to safety and happiness. BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) is an international group devoted to protecting and helping children who have suffered abusive relationships, often at the hands of people they should have been able to trust.

asfina
Little Anfisa with her parents.
Love Mom

When Love Is Present, Is Negligence Excused?

It all started the night photographer Irina Popova saw Lilya in the street with her baby at 2am. Popova, who was looking for a new creative venture, asked if she could take a shot of mother and daughter. From there, Popova was invited back to their home to take more photos. What the artist found in that little apartment was shocking.

Woody Allen & Dylan Farrow
Dylan Farrow wrote a damning essay alleging Allen molested her when she was a child.
Celebrity Love

Did Woody Allen Really Molest Dylan Farrow?

After Dylan Farrow wrote a harrowing missive in 'The New York Times' accusing Woody Allen of child molestation, the world went into an uproar. Did he or didn't he? Our expert weighs in on the facts here.

How to Get a Divorce From Your Parents
Experts Blog

How to Get a Divorce From Your Parents

Overbearing and unloving parents haunted you as a child, and their ghost still lingers with you as an adult. Breaking free from parents who cause frustration and turmoil in your adult life is key to being the independent person you are destined to be.

Start Within to End Violence and Abuse
Experts Blog

Start Within to End Violence and Abuse

I see abuse on a continuum from yelling at children who are doing developmentally appropriate child behaviors, calling someone names or making fun of their differences, kicking the dog or using your child as a punching bag because you had a stressful day at work, to road rage because someone cut you off in traffic and you took it as some personal affront to you, getting impatient with a loved one because they haven’t met your expectations, etc. You get the picture.

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month – Part 1
Experts Blog

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month – Part 1

By Presidential proclamation in 1983 April was declared Child Abuse Prevention month. It is a time to reflect and take action to prevent this ever-growing issue impacting our society. The 2011 publication Child Maltreatment reported in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, approximately 676,596 children experienced child abuse and another 1,545 children died as a result of neglect or abuse. In the State of Texas in 2011 there were 65,948 confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Data Book 2011).

parenting advice: spanking
Isn't it more of a way for parents to vent their frustrations?
Experts Blog

Is It Ever OK To Spank Your Kids?

A controversial new study concludes that spanking your kids is harmless as long as they feel loved by their parents, but is this strict punishment healthy?

Fathers’ Actions Impact Daughters – My Own Experience
Experts Blog

Fathers’ Actions Impact Daughters – My Own Experience

In this 21st century our culture still doesn’t understand at a heart-ful level the impact a father has on his children for good or ill. In particular, our culture does not understand the impact of a father on his daughters’ sense of self-esteem. We understand how fathers are important in the lives of sons. Not to take away from that importance, we need to give the father-daughter relationship more attention.

I Was Married To A Bipolar Sociopath
Experts Blog

I Was Married To A Bipolar Sociopath

January 18, 1996:  I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday.  It was the day I left Jason.  The day I was to start a new life.  I was standing outside the back of the office building where I worked in Buckhead (Atlanta).  I was waiting for him to pick me up from work.  He had my car; it was our only car left after the other one had been repossessed.  I had lost everything, including but not limited to my self-esteem.  That had gone long ago.  Yes, it was the day I would end a seven year relationship filled with lies, betrayal, de

Parent Advice: 5 Ways To End Teen's Behavior Problems
Experts Blog

Parent Advice: 5 Ways To End Teen's Behavior Problems

Imagine a scene where you ask your teen to pick up his clothes and he smiles and does it immediately.  Does that sound too far-fetched.  Maybe not, read on…. Every teen misbehaves at some point or another. From talking back and slamming doors to ditching class and using profanity. It’s normal for teens to want to feel independent, but it’s not acceptable for them to act out in a negative manner. Don’t go to the extreme, however — sending them off to boarding school isn’t the answer.