April - along with lots of other causes - is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Many groups are hard at work to help prevent child abuse, including our friends at Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee. They've come up with a great list of 10 ways you can help prevent child abuse this month (and every month, of course).
Their top three ways are:
- Be a nurturing parent: Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams
- Help a friend, neighbor or relative: Being a parent isn't easy. Offer a helping hand to take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together
- Help yourself: When the big and little problems of your everyday life pile up to the point you feel overwhelmed and out of control - take time out. Don't take it out on your kid.
Click here to read the full list and be sure to spread the word so others can learn as well.