Student And Parent Resources

Parents’ guide – what to do and how to deal with runaway kids

My child is threatening to run away from home, what do I do? Is my child serious, or is he/she just testing my reactions? How do I deal with runaway kids?  Each year, more than 1.5 million kids run away from home. Those runaway kids are at serious risk; dangers...
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Running away from home – reasons why children do it

According to United States statistics, 1 in 7 kids (age 10 to 18 yrs) will run away from home. Running away from home is serious problem – at this point, it’s estimated that 1 to 3 million kids are homeless. There are many reasons why kids run away from home....
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Peer pressure: Helping kids to cope with exclusion and cliques

Negative peer pressure doesn’t necessarily mean your child is being persuaded by “toxic friends” to try cigarettes, beer, or drugs. Quite often, children are excluded by cliques and are left to feel miserable, unworthy of friendship, depressed, and unhappy. Most kids would rather be members of cliques, no matter what it...
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Importance of education – why knowledge is so powerful

Importance of education is noticeable in many aspects of our lives. Knowledge contributes to development of society, self empowerment, financial stability, and creating conditions for decent living. Understanding better the importance of education To understand the importance of education, take some time to consider few facts: -Think about your friends or...
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Test anxiety – How can I successfully overcome it?

Test anxiety is feeling too much tension, nervousness, dread, and worry before taking a test. It’s normal to feel a little anxiety during important decision-making or some other important life events, but too much of it can interfere with our test performance and create insecurity, self depreciating thoughts, or even...
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Child sexual abuse – horrors of the least reported child maltreatment

Child sexual abuse is any touching or non-touching sexual activity between a child and an adult. It’s the least reported type of abuse; victims suffer from fear, guilt, denial, withdrawal, post traumatic stress, “sleeper effect” and other mechanisms of coping with molestation, so diagnosing and proving child sexual abuse is often...
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Understanding emotional child abuse – risks, signs, prevention

Emotional child abuse (or psychological abuse) is a wide range of parents’ or caregivers’ behaviors that systematically maltreat children’s psyche and seriously impair their normal psychological and emotional development. This type of child maltreatment might be the cruelest of them all in terms of persistency and severity of consequences. Emotional...
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Child neglect in U.S. – tragic facts about abused children

Child neglect is defined as continued failure to provide care and attention for a child’s needs (EX: food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, love or protection from physical or emotional harm). Neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. Types of child neglect -Physical neglect: the child’s life or physical...
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Physical child abuse – the importance of breaking the silence

The definition of physical child abuse is any non-accidental physical injury (bumps, cuts, bruises, burns, bites, etc.) or trauma that harms a child. Out of all types of child abuse, physical maltreatment is the easiest to recognize. In most cases, abusive parents do it out of a burst of anger, and...
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Types of child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment of children

Child abuse is an act or set of acts resulting in physical, psychological, sexual, or any other harm or potential harm to a child. According to the United States Federal and State Law’s definition of child abuse and neglect – types of child maltreatment are: -Physical abuse: deliberate physical harm or...
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