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Parenting in the Face of an Abusive Home Situation

  There is no doubt that exposure to domestic violence is detrimental to children’s emotional well-being, causing or significantly contributing to development of symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, behavioral problems, anger/aggression, and many other emotional issues. If you would like to learn more about this topic, please read my research-based article, Domestic Violence and Children. Many times in my clinical practice, I have talked to parents whose children have significant anger issues, misbehave in school, or withdraw from others. Their parents or caretakers request a psychological evaluation in hopes to discover what causes these issues and how…

The True Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

As a clinician I often evaluate children with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems, typically assessing for a behavior disorder, attention disorder and/or a mood disorder. As a part of my interview with the parent as well as with the child, I always asked about the history of the child’s exposure to domestic violence.  And this is why. Most of you may know that exposure to domestic violence is rather detrimental to children. Specifically, such exposure  often leads to significant behavioral problems in children, including verbal and physical aggression toward others. Children exposed to domestic violence are…