Tag: abuse

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters

Toxic Mothers Who Ruin Their Daughters
What do you do when your mother is the boogeyman? When the woman who birthed you is somehow the enigma that you’re afraid of–but everyone tells you it’s your imagination, how do you deal? On Saturday, Iyanla: Fix My Life dealt boldly with three generations of a toxic mother/daughter relationship that felt eerily close to... Read more »

Parents: Three Ways to Discipline Without Spanking

To Spank or Not to Spank: That is the question! By LaRay Smith Many of us, especially within the Black community, were raised with physical discipline; from having our hands slapped as young children with a firm “NO” accompanying it, to being spanked/whipped by parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles as a method of teaching us... Read more »

Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul

Life After Abuse: A Domesticated Soul
By Dr. Dawj October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I am a survivor. Years ago, I was abused physically, mentally and emotionally.  I fell silent for a long time. While the outer signs weren’t the black eyes or broken limbs, I encountered name-calling, cuts, hits, a broken spirit and inner turmoil. I changed on the... Read more »
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