I think at this in the evolution of our knowledge on parenting and child psychology we are at a very tricky moment regarding spanking. Many of the current generation of parents' parents used spanking "effectively" and non-abusively, in the same manner as a time out. And I can understand why they would have a real… » 9/16/14 10:47am Today 10:47am

Why do you think a degree in family law or civil rights would be more beneficial than an MSW? I can tell you that an MSW will allow you to work directly in those fields and do direct practice, while even if you get a law degree there is absolutely NO guarantee that you will find a job in your desired field, and you… » 9/09/14 11:08am 9/09/14 11:08am

oh man I'm the same way. About once a week I get convinced that there's something terribly wrong with me because I had a cramp or a weird poop or my neck hurts and even though my terror is real, I just don't go to the doctor. » 9/08/14 11:59pm 9/08/14 11:59pm

Nope, never. I love my partner, no matter what happens to his body, and I wouldn't ever want him to think otherwise. If you know for a fact that they would feel bad about themselves if they gained significant weight, then I would try to make small lifestyle changes like seeking out more physical activity or eating… » 9/07/14 8:54pm 9/07/14 8:54pm

I think this is actually a great idea, baby whisperer (we should start a club!) notwithstanding. Sometimes having a non-related adult in the picture is enough to distract the kid from what they're upset about, or even just make them uncomfortable enough to not let it all out, depending on their level of self-awareness. » 9/05/14 11:34am 9/05/14 11:34am

I think abusive employment situations can exist as a separate entity from abusive relationships. You can document and point out the abusive elements without making the comparison to partner abuse or child abuse. Like you could say "his job is abusive because XYZ" but I wouldn't say "his job is abusive because XYZ like… » 9/04/14 12:41pm 9/04/14 12:41pm