Children are exposed to so many challenging life events that anger, violence, and abuse in many forms are affecting their everyday lives. How does a parent who has not had these issues, support their child who is experiencing them? By ignoring the problem, icing over the bigger picture, denying the truth that may be present or just by saying 'all is ok, no worries'. How does that really help the child who is reaching out and working to let you know what they are feeling?
My guest today is Julie Federico, a children's author who writes stories about anger problems and child abuse. She was a middle school counselor for 14 years and encountered a multitude of child abuse stories. Her books are Some Parts are NOT for Sharing and Anger is OKAY Violence is NOT. These books are also available in Spanish.
Please listen to your child, no matter what the story, no matter how far from your comfort level and no matter how difficult it is to admit. Julie will share her tips for the cases she worked with as a counselor.
Julie can be reached at her website here.
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