In its recent blog post, the Pamela Anderson Foundation encourages parents to speak to their children about Childhood Domestic Violence (CDV). They revealed fourteen helpful tips for facilitating this critical conversation. Bringing CDV to light can help minimize its impact and remind children that they are not alone.
Here are just a few of the tips it offers:
- Ask about how they’re feeling, and try to really listen and understand them
- Acknowledge that it might be hard or scary for them, and that it’s okay to feel angry, sad, scared, etc.
- Help them learn healthy ways of dealing with anger, fear and other emotions
- Help them get involved in things that boost their self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves
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