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Verbal abuse at home is affecting my granddaughter’s self esteem.

I have a 16-year-old granddaughter, her father is not happy in the marital relationship, and therefore without meaning to, is verbally abusing the daughter.  It is obvious that the father is hurting terribly inside.  The verbal abuse is harming my … Continue reading

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Is there anything I can do to help my sister escape her abusive relationship?

My sister is in an emotionally abusive relationship. He is also unfaithful. After she married him I slowly watched her cut all ties with her friends and then she started to cut ties with the family. She refuses to see … Continue reading

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Is this baby at risk of sexual abuse from the father?

A young relative of ours has an infant child. She has been estranged from the father of the baby since shortly after the baby’s birth. She has some concerns about this man’s behaviour while around the baby. When he has … Continue reading

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Is his potty training regression linked to the way his father treated him?

My girlfriend has a child from a previous relationship who is four-and-a-half-years-old. He was potty trained shortly before the age of two, at which time she got into a relationship with with her ex-boyfriend who was an abusive guy. After … Continue reading

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My daughter is masturbating at school and to get herself to sleep.

My eight-year-old daughter is masturbating, when she is tired or right before she goes to bed.  It happened before when she was five, at which time I talked to her about it. She stopped. And now I have noticed she … Continue reading

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My sister is in an abusive marriage, how can I help her?

My sister has a four-year-old daughter and is in a bad marriage. Her husband appears perfectly respectable but he isn’t. I don’t think he actually physically abuses her but there is mental abuse. He is a crude bully and puts … Continue reading

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Sometimes my daughter masturbates herself to sleep. Is this normal?

I have a rather embarrassing problem. I have a two-year old daughter and sometimes she masturbates when she falls asleep in her crib. Is this normal? She is too young for me to talk about privacy. I don’t want her to feel … Continue reading

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I disagree with my husband’s methods of discipline, what can I do?

My husband is very harsh with the children. He is particularly harsh with our son, aged 14 years. He constantly yells at him and has spanked him when he was younger. He is a good husband and a good person … Continue reading

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My sister is considering becoming a foster parent but I think this is a mistake. What do you think?

My sister is in her thirties and has 2 girls and a boy who are 7, 9 and 10 years old.  She does not want to go back to work and has been thinking of fostering children. She loves children … Continue reading

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How can I help my granddaughter?

My five-year-old granddaughter has always been a picky eater. However now she will not eat much of anything at home. She will eat certain things here. Her parents are both drug addicts and her home life is terrible. I realize … Continue reading

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