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Child Marriage

Plan International, I Am A Girl Campaign, photo credits

Introduction

Child marriage poses a massive threat to children’s rights all over the world. The tradition of early marriage in Africa and Asia has violated millions of children’s rights. 1,394 more words

Child Abuse

Moral Responsibility Over Breaking Unjust Laws

  • Now this is a sensitive subject; nonetheless, a very common one except for when it’s about pedophilia, which is why I feel that is necessary for me to redact this piece. 
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Children's Rights

The Impact of Pediatric OCD on the Whole Family

A study published in the March 17, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  concludes that pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder negatively affects not only the children who suffer from it, but also their parents. 483 more words

Mental Health

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The Impact of Pediatric OCD on the Whole Family

A study published in the March 17, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  concludes that pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder negatively affects not only the children who suffer from it, but also their parents. At the risk of sounding snarky, I (and anyone who has a child with OCD) could’ve told you that. Still, well-conducted studies, as opposed to anecdotal evidence, are important. If nothing else, they give clinicians and researchers concrete information to reference, study and build upon in their quest to understand OCD and how to best help those whose lives are affected by it. The study had a good number of participants – 354 youth and their parents. As I read each finding in the abstract, I nodded in agreement, as my family (when my son Dan was dealing with severe OCD) fit the profile of those in the study to a tee. Not surprisingly, OCD is marked by disrupted routines, stressful social interactions for the children, and poor job performance for the parents. Everyone in the family had elevated stress and anxiety levels, though I found it interesting that there is no specific mention of siblings. As far as I know, siblings were not part of the study, but of course they are also affected by having a brother or sister with OCD. While the children with OCD often felt frustration and anger, their parents were more likely to describe feelings of sadness. I, and I’m sure many of you out there, can relate to that! Some points that I found interesting include the finding that parents often did not recognize the extent of their child’s suffering, particularly in regard to academics and socialization. We know that those with OCD can be good at hiding how they are truly feeling. Thinking back to my son Dan’s ordeal, I now realize that when I thought things were not “that bad,” they really were. Additionally, mothers seemed to be more negatively impacted by their child’s OCD than fathers were. This could be due to many factors, including the fact that mothers typically (though not always) spend more time with their children. To me, the most important conclusion of this study by far is the fact that the more parents accommodated and enabled their children, the more the entire family became impaired.  If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might know that this is one of my pet peeves: Parents and loved ones need to be educated about how to properly deal with OCD. What loving parent hasn’t inadvertently enabled their child because they wanted to take away their pain, only to later learn (or maybe not) that their actions have only made things worse? Because the proper way to deal with OCD involves going against our instincts, family members need to be educated. It is my hope that the results of this study will lead to more awareness and better treatment for OCD, not only for those suffering from the disorder, but for those who care for and support them as well.

Of doctors and death

In the latest twist in the case of Charlie Gard it seems that yet again his parents have been thwarted in their attempts to take him to the… 890 more words

The Typical Insults Towards Us, And How (Not) To Deal With Them

For those of us who are MAPs and might profess about it in different places at times, we have received from negative critics to straight death threats and/or otherwise generalized threats of illegal actions described to be done to us just because of merely expressing by words (which is completely legal to do so).  766 more words

Children's Rights

Pedophilia as a (not) politically affiliated movement

Something that has caught full attention over these couple months (but that has well over been going on for years however) is the continuous affiliation of the Pedophile movement with specific sides of the political spectrum, as if in some way justifying, in a logically flawed manner, moral superiority over given opposing resistance between themselves, using our movement as a means of incrimination, mixing such name with other unrelated subjects all together.  505 more words

Children's Rights

Children's Rights Abuse

I have launched new research into the area of children’s rights in schools. Though not completely formed yet my research is aimed at the treatment of children, specifically those with disabilities, in schools in America, Australia and Ireland. 210 more words

Child Abuse