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Protecting our children on the Internet has very little to do with being online

I’d love to be more optimistic about this topic, but we need to stop fooling ourselves. Protecting children from the dangers of the Internet is far more impossible than we want to admit and the best way to protect your kids has nothing to do with any of their apps or devices. 1,345 more words

The World

Prevention of Abusive Head Trauma

Children under the age of five are the most likely to be affected by abusive head trauma, sometimes resulting in long-term injury or death. Fortunately, abusive head trauma is preventable when parents know the right information about infant behavior, the right audiences are addressed with hands-on training, and awareness of the frustrations of care-giving are brought to the surface. 337 more words

Child Safety

Teach Children the Power of "No"

We all have childhood experiences with our parents or others forcing us to hug someone we didn’t want to. But what if we had permission to say “no” when confronted with someone’s open arms? 635 more words

Sexual Abuse

No More Bullies in Your Child Care Program

From a very early age, I can remember the first time in school that someone picked on and excluded me because I was heavier than all the other kids.  598 more words

Early Childhood

I cannot remain politely out of the conversation.

I don’t know how long I have put off writing this post. Maybe I was waiting for some elegant prose that would somehow not incite a riot. 834 more words

Thinking Out Loud

Paedophilia and the slippery slope of psychologizing sin

In 2014,  the New York Times, a well-respected progressive US newspaper published an opinion piece called Pedophilia: A Disorder, not a Crime. The article, by Rutger University law professor Margo Kaplan strangely begins with a call for the reader to remember back to their first childhood crush. 2,222 more words