As a parent, do you find yourself wondering why one child grew up to be so drastically different than the rest? Why one is so well behaved and the other is off the charts, behaviourally? Why is there one kid that you are ALWAYS getting calls about from the school? Little Billy is disrupting the class...AGAIN!
What if I told you that he isn't "bad"; he may in fact be trying to tell you something that he doesn't yet know how to talk about.
Things are not always as they appear. Children and teens often choose to be the class clown, bully or self-isolating silent victim as a means to cope with having been abused. Children and teens won't disclose their abuse without proper prompting (ask them directly if they have been abused) AND privacy!
Instead of getting angry at their behaviour, make time and space for an open discussion and see what you can learn about your child today...
By: Dr. Kelli Palfy
Author of Men Too: Unspoken Truths About Male Sexual Abuse, available on Amazon, Audible & Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/author/drkellipalfy.
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If the answer is yes...get up out of bed and go do something else! Do something fun, but not too emotionally or physically stimulating. Sleep experts tell us that it is better to get out of your bed, than to 'condition' your bed to become a place where you go to fear sleep. Don’t try go back to bed for at least half an hour...This should help you get more sleep in the long run. Having nightmares? I can help....come see me
Check out my blog on understanding grooming techniques and pick up a copy of my book! What begins as abuse remains abuse...no matter how your body responded.