How many opportunities to listen to kids are missed because grown-ups have so much on our minds? I’ll be the first to admit that as a parent, I was often distracted and inattentive when my child was talking. I’ll own up to being dismissive and assuming that their chatter was not as important as the tasks at hand. I know better now.
Have you ever worried about how kids overcome terrible experiences like sexual abuse?
The single most important predictor of a child’s ability to survive the unthinkable is at least ONE stable relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult!
Are you the one?
Of course, you are! Maybe you didn’t realize it yet!
Maggi Hutchason, Executive Director 1/28/2016
My first thought when the Duggar story hit the news last week was to sort out all the facts, write about it, and enligthen the world.
When was the last time you heard (or said) "when it rains, it pours?" Although we're having an abundance of rainfall now, I must acknowledge the reference is not about the weather.