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6 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

April: It’s not just about the thirst-quenching showers that bring about the blooming May flowers; no, it’s more profound than that. Most parents may be unaware that sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, have you contemplated the research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center? It shows that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse.

These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually develop low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may also become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults. During Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, Krav Maga Worldwide, a leading self-defense organization, is offering parents tips on what to teach their children if they are involved in an attack and also tips for preventing attacks.

As uncomfortable as this topic may be, here are some tips to take to heart to protect your children starting as young as two years old. 

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6 Things You May Not Know About Secondary Infertility

Holding your baby for the first time is still engrained in your mind as though it were only yesterday that they were born. You can still remember their small frame sleeping in your arms quietly cooing in their sleep as their chest slowly rises and lowers. The genuine love and immediate sense of protection is over-whelming, yet it is everything that was ever hoped for when becoming a parent.

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Can The Physically Disabled Drive?

This is a sponsored post written by Daily Mom on behalf of National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association for IZEA. All opinions and story are 100% of Daily Mom.

When your kid sees someone in a wheelchair and wants an explanation, are you stumped on what to say? We can help! Read How to Explain Visual Differences to Kids.

Absolutely! Most teenagers cannot wait until they are old enough to drive. It is considered a rite of passage. It brings a new sense of independence and freedom. Parents, on one hand, look forward to their child driving to help ease the burden of the parental carpool. But on the other hand, it does come with additional gray hairs and worry. Now include a disabled teenager into the mix, who is just as eager to gain independence and freedom as their typical peers and you have twice the concern. Yet it does not have to be that way. People with physical limitations, whether teenagers, veterans, stroke victims, or the elderly, can still learn how to successfully drive and operate a car with a little homework and utilizing the right resources.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Water Breaking

When you see a woman’s water break in movies or on television, you see a little splash or trickle of clear “water” and then the woman dramatically starts labor pains.  If only that were the case in every instance.  Hollywood seems to have done zero research on the subject or they just don’t want to gross the public out but if you’re going to include this phenomenon in a scene, why not do it the right way?

When your water breaks, or as it’s technically called, spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM), the forewaters of amniotic fluid are released.  Not every woman’s water breaks nor do they have the same experience.  The following is a list of things you may not know about what may happen when and if your water breaks.

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How to Teach Generosity to Children

How to Teach Generosity to Children

Generosity: the habit of giving without expecting anything in return.  This is an attribute that we hope that our children learn from us or the people surrounding them.  This may not come as naturally as we hoped to a young child.  Many times, as parents (and other influences), we will need to take the reigns to teach children about these qualities.  Generosity usually begins with children sharing their possessions with other peers.  Not only can you learn this important quality from home, but you can also incorporate it at school.  We have 7 great ways to show your children what generosity is!

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2+ Years of Nursing that Started with a Breast Pump

2 Years of Nursing that Started with a Breast Pump

My memory of my daughter’s birth is a bit fuzzy. I remember the contractions. I remember the pain (I had no drugs or epidural), but I don’t remember holding my baby right after her birth.

On June 29, 2012 at 7 o’clock in the evening, my water broke while I was eating pizza with my husband. We were celebrating my last day at the office. Three hours later, I gave birth to a healthy 6 lb, 3 oz baby girl, 5 weeks early. 

I’ve read many a story in which the new mother takes her baby to her chest and the newborn latches on for the first time. That was not my experience. In fact, I didn’t really get to nurse my baby until 3 weeks after her birth. However, at 2 years old, I am still nursing. Therefore, while my story is a bit nontraditional, I hope it will encourage other women to keep pushing towards their goals to breastfeed.

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