Sandusky Verdict Inspires Thousands (via RAINN)
(from our friends at RAINN) Last week, in a case that shocked the nation and brought great awareness to the sexual abuse of children, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges of sexually abusing children. During the trial, usage of the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline rose by 33%; this followed a 50% increase when the scandal first broke...
I Don't Own My Child's Body (CNN reblog)
In nearly every radio and television interview I (Nicole Bromley) do, I mention the importance of giving children ownership over their own bodies, not forcing kids to hug and kiss others when they don’t want to, and teaching children that they have a right to say “no” to unwanted touch. In this recent CNN article, Katia Hetter echoes many of my own words and parenting beliefs and...
I Hear Your Heart
My 3 year old son is sick. Sore throat. Fever. Runny nose. Tonsils swollen so big they look like two sumo wrestlers going at it. He struggles to breathe, sleep, talk, eat. I can barely get him to taste a popsicle…and this kid loves popsicles (click for video). The other night during the 4th quarter of the NBA Finals game (or 11pmish for you non-sports people) he woke up, crying for me. I...
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, benefitting Gracehaven
She sat on the front seat of the subway. She was a very pretty girl, approximately sixteen, with big brown eyes and long black hair. A baby sat in a stroller and a man sat next to her, holding her close. As she pulled her hair from her face, a tattoo on her neck emerged. The tattoo was a name; her pimp’s name. To everyone around, she was a teenage mom. To me, she was a child sex...