Why the Focus on Safety Just for Moms?

This is a good introductory question before getting into this replay episode.  

Maybe because it’s so overlooked. 

Maybe because of the story from just last week in which a mom in one of my Facebook groups was killed by her 18 year old son? 

Maybe because I know from experience and from others that moms are often blamed rather than helped when they reach out to family, friends, experts and authorities. 

Maybe because it’s time.  

Overcoming Feelings of Isolation as a Second Mom (video)

Overcoming Isolation & Finding Support as an Adoptive/Step Mom 

Feeling isolated & unsupported? “It’s not just you!”

If you are an adoptive or step-mom, you may be feeling isolated and unsupported in the challenges you are facing. You may feel like there is no one to turn to that understands what you are going through. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and it can make matters even worse. The good news is that there are ways to get help so that you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.  Let’s take a look at some things that can help adoptive and step-moms find the support they need. 

Parental Abuse & Safety Planning

Parental Abuse & Safety Planning
Parental abuse, also called by other names (CPV - Child to Parent Violence; APV - Adolescent to Parent Violence)  is when a child/adolescent abuses a parent….
If you are being threatened or physically harmed by your teenager, it is important to take steps to ensure your safety…
You might be hesitant to think of what you’ve been experiencing as parental abuse, and that’s ok. 

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