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7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence

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Remove Kids from Violence at Home


Exposure to physical or sexual abuse is a serious risk factor for violence in children, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. If you or your child have been victims of or witnesses to domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Learn about the warning signs and definition of abuse — it goes beyond physical harm and can include verbal threats, emotional abuse, sexual coercion, and controlling behavior.

The sooner you can plan your "path to safety" and end your child's exposure to abuse, the safer she will be and the better the chance to help prevent her from becoming violent someday.

"Tell your children that violence is never right, even when someone they love is being violent," the NDVH advises. "Tell them that neither you, nor they, are at fault or are the cause of the violence, and that when anyone is being violent, it is important to stay safe."

Next: Choose Your Words and Discipline Methods Carefully

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