Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.
Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.
So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.
I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.
Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.
When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better
have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only
connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In
his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I
clarified my statement to him…
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments
As we get ready for the return of school, it's important to remember the role that teachers play.
I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments
Children who have internal scars are often misunderstood.
Today was a bit of a tough day at work. I sat with a family who has weathered one of the worst storms that a person could ever imagine…childhood sexual abuse. Children, under the age of 5, traded for sex and video taped for porn. Now, a decade later, these children have to deal with their inner demons. No, they are no longer living with the people who did this to them. No, they have no contact at all with anyone from…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments
These very words set the tone for how we treat people. What are we teaching our children?
WARNING: I will be ranting today! I have some major energy in the above topic. So, if you are easily offended or sensitive, please stop reading now and return for a later blog!
That said, let’s chat about tolerance versus acceptance. I see the word “tolerance” everywhere…teach kids tolerance, we need to tolerate others, human resources departments that have tolerance…
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments
When you get mad at your kids, just remember this "no kill policy."
Then, I go on to explain: "Sometimes, especially in our families, we have really strong emotions that make us angry and want to attack the ones we love. Strong emotions can often times…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 2:54pm — No Comments
I'm hesitant to feed my family genetically engineered food (GMO), and now I have even more reason to avoid that kind of food engineered in a lab, some of it containing built-in pesticides like Roundup.
Now to today’s big news: Massive mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage, and other serious problems were found in rats that were fed GMO foods according to the…Continue
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All food and no work makes us unhealthy.... hahahaa....
So the very next day, my two princes sweated out by cleaning up the dust and cobwebs which were lying in wait for them... long overdue already! This mama here here couldn't do it because ... she is
short just not tall enough.... …
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Don't forget this product on your shelf this year! Quit Nits Review
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I'm bringing this question to my virtual audience because I'm trying not to get my lunch friends all riled up!
History: I broke my leg on Memorial Day and was just released by the Dr last week. He said to keep babying it some until it stops hurting; maybe another month of support when driving or on longer walks.
I think of myself as a very optimistic and positive person, stopping just short of "Pollyanna". I think that my healing during these past few months was helped by my…Continue
TGIF Friday!!! Come visit our Live Your Art Blog Hop Friday!!! We will have one every Friday please be sure to visit back or follow our blog (on the right sidebar) so you don’t miss it. Encouraging women bloggers to improve their visibility and network and supporting talented DIY ladies.
Blog Hops are a good…Continue
Added by Gisselle Wilson on August 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Many teens are considering dropping out of school. This article addresses this dilemma.
As a therapist who sees teenagers, I get this questioned posed to me often…Stacy, I don’t want my child to drop out of school, but they refuse to go and I don’t know what to do. What should I do? I often approach this topic from “what is your child communicating to the rest of us that we aren’t hearing?”
Have you been to high school lately? It can definitely be a bit…
Added by Stacy York on August 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
It's about that time. The Sexy Single Mommy is expanding. Although I have only been at this since May, I have decided to do some things differently, so I am looking for contributors.
Many of you have some great blogs and have a niche for different subjects. Even if you are not a "blogger," I am still interested in what you can contribute. The subjects that I am looking for are: Dating & Relationships, Parenting, Health & Beauty (which includes fashion),…
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A body massage with my regular beautician left me almost sleepless last night. She detected something not right on the part every women seems to fear.... she told me to see a doctor.... that left me thinking of the Capital C the whole evening through....
Early this morning I couldn't wait to go and check it out with a gynae... unfortunately my all-time gynae has retired, he is of a different race from me and and I feel more relaxed with him... (he was handsome...…
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