• Teens
    Teen Sex
    Mother Finds Sexual Notes to Daughter
    Our expert suggests ways a mother can help a child deal with unwanted sexual overtures. ...
  • Kids
    Dealing With Bullies
    Best Friend's Son Is Abusive to Children
    There are steps that should be taken immediately when a child is striking your children or others. ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    When Kids Touch Each Other Sexually
    At what point does "normal" childhood sexual exploration become sexual abuse and exploitation? ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    When Sexual Abuse Is Suspected
    A relative who suspects sexual abuse in the family seeks advice. ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Code of Honor
    How can you balance confidentiality with the need to protect a child who's suffering abuse? ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Husband Abuses Child
    A mother ask what she should can do to protect her child from her abusive husband. ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Teaching Your Child to Protect Himself
    Teaching Your Child to Protect Himself Childproofing If you hit your child apologize as soon as possible. Explain that you lost your temper and admit that that's no excuse. Acknowledge that you have no right to hit him. Make it understood that y...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    My Teen Was Molested
    What steps should you take when you find out your child has been molested? ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Son Molested by Neighbor's Child
    An expert advises a mother on how she might help a son who was molested. ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Therapy for Childhood Sex Abuse
    An expert suggests ways that a parent can learn about the therapy her child is receiving for past sexual abuse. ...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    What to Do When You Suspect Child Neglect
    What to Do When You Suspect Child Neglect Family Matters Willful neglect is likely to trigger Child Protective Services intervention. A parent who is unable to provide the necessities of life due to poverty may, instead, seek assistance from ag...
  • Kids
    Physical and Sexual Abuse
    Mom Threatens to Slap Teen
    Physical abuse is never the right response to misbehavior. ...
  • School and Learning
    Teacher/Child Relationships
    Are My Classroom Rules Paranoid?
    It's quite normal for a bad experience to have effects on classroom rules, but one needs to be rational about the actual risks faced. ...
  • Kids
    Therapy
    Does Abused Grandson Need Therapy?
    A grandmother wants to know how she can persuade her ex-daughter-in-law to get her abused child the therapy that he needs. ...
  • Teens
    Teens and Dating
    Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No
    Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No(From Protecting the Gift. Copyright 1999 by Gavin de Becker. Published by The Dial Press. Reprinted with permission.) How would it be if teenage girls had some initial wariness about every man they encountered? I...
    Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert
  • School and Learning
    Behavior At Preschool
    Preschoolers Seen Kissing
    A teacher is concerned that one of her preschoolers is sexually harassing his classmate. ...
  • Teens
    Dating Violence
    Talking About Date Rape
    Talking About Date RapeSpotting a Predator Did you know that somewhere in America a woman is raped every two minutes?* If you've ever waited anxiously for your daughter to come home from a night out, now you can find out how to teach her to prot...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • Teens
    Dating Violence
    Talking to Our Sons about Sex and Limits
    Talking to Our Sons about Sex and LimitsIt's difficult enough to talk about sex with our kids, so it may add to your discomfort when I say that you need to talk to them about date rape too. Boys need to know when sex is consensual and when it's n...
    Carleton Kendrick