The Most Effective Way a Child Can Motivate Parents to Stop Engaging in Domestic Violence

The most effective way a child can motivate

Did you know that when children speak up about domestic violence, their parents are more likely to consider stopping their violent behavior? Studies have shown that simply knowing the traumatic effects of violence on children creates a strong motivation for abusive parents to stop. Many parents and other caregivers in these situations simply have no idea […]

The Unsung Gifts of Adversity

The unsung gifts of adveristy

No one wishes to have had a difficult or painful childhood. Such adversity scars people for life. Yet if you grew up living with domestic violence, you were forced to develop skills, awareness and abilities that can set you up for immense success now and into your future. I call these the “unsung gifts of […]

Why We Need Some Name Calling Right about Now


Name-calling is often a sign of bullying. When growing up with domestic violence, however, it is the lack of naming that is damaging. What if defining that complex experience could actually help you heal it? For example, as society came to define and name violence against women, we see more research and discussion regarding women in situations […]