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Alternatives To Child Abuse - How To NOT Hurt Your Children
- Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
This page contains resources to help parents and communities understand and meet children's needs and protect them from harm. Includes information on child abuse and neglect prevention, risk and protective factors, recognizing and reporting abuse, fa
- Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America was established in 1972 to build a nationwide commitment to preventing all forms of child abuse.
Child abuse and neglect are unacceptable and should not be tolerated by any means. You would think that most people agree with that statement. But with the official announcement today by the Orange County Sheriff's office in Florida that the child's remains which were found last week are in fact all that is left of little Caylee Marie Anthony it makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with people? There have been a few child abuse stories that I will never forget. Caylee's is one of them.
The toddler's mother is charged with first degree murder and does not deserve to see the light of day. Casey Anthony is a selfish cold hearted sociopath.There is no excuse whatsoever for harming an innocent child.There are other things you can do to deal with the situation.
I understand that kids can drive you crazy sometimes and make you want to pull your hair out. Raising children is challenging. Nobody said it would be easy It is how you as a parent choose to handle those challenging situations that can affect the rest of your child's life.
Here are some alternatives to child abuse for stressed out parents.
When you feel like you head is fixing to explode just stop and take a few minutes and breathe. Go in another room and count to 10 or 20. This may sound generic but those short seconds or minutes that you are away from your child can make a world of difference.
Call someone on the phone
Scream into a pillow (not in front of your children of course)
Go for a walk if you can leave the kids with a spouse of someone you trust
Go outside in the backyard
Take a drive
Turn on some music
Splash cold water on your face
Call the National Child Abuse/Neglect Hot-line at 800-422-4453
Do something productive with your children. Many times they are acting out because they are bored or are craving your attention