by Sue Gillespie (Grandma Sue)
Victim thinking is a learned trait. It usually starts in childhood, but it can easily continue on and become a habit even if there is no reason for it. Dealing with this will not only help you, but give you tools to help your grandchildren overcome this same unhealthy way [...]
My oldest daughter, Ruth (age 11) and I spent girl time together. We shopped and ate and talked. I wanted the same experience with my middle child, Carolyn (age 10). Getting Carolyn to open up and talk was tougher.
“So, Carolyn,” I began, “how is school?” ”Fine,” Carolyn said. We paused conversation and took a [...]
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month across the nation. Focusing on prevention is a most noble calling. Learning from mistakes is valuable, but keeping bad things from happening is an even higher priority.
Here is a menu of eight options we can consider to prevent violence and promote safety at home and in our community: