domestic violence 

Domestic Violence Reaches the Womb, Study Finds

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Research suggests domestic violence affects children -- even in the womb.
According to U.S. News & World Report, researchers have found pregnant women who endure abusive husbands and boyfriends risk passing on the ...
Study says kids can be stressed out all of their lives from abuse experienced in vitro.

Bullies Grow up to be Abusive Husbands and Boyfriends, Study Finds

Guys who were bullies when they were kids are dramatically more likely to abuse their wives and girlfriends as adults. Credit: Getty Images Your dinner date laughs as he reminisces about the time he stuffed the president of the chess cl...Once a bully, always a bully, say researchers.

Amazing Dad: Gary Cuccia

Gary Cuccia advocates for teen dating violence education in schools, in memory of his daughter, Demi Brae, who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Credit: Courtesy of Gary Cuccia
Amazing Dad: Dr. Gary Cuccia, founder of the Demi Brae Cuccia Aware...

Teen Girls Say Rihanna Is to Blame for Assault

Think your daughter knows her boyfriend shouldn't hit her? Think again -- teen girls are rushing to defend Chris Brown, and are placing the blame for her beating squarely on Rihanna. Last week, Oprah Winfrey devoted an entire show to talking about...

Oprah - "Love Doesn't Hurt"

Last week Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks teamed up for an hour-long discussion about domestic violence inspired by the Chris Brown and Rihanna February 8th domestic assault case now before a Los Angeles court. The question on everyone's mind is: Can...

Chris Brown Opts Out Of Kids' Choice Awards

Chris Brown, who allegedly beat his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, has decided to withdraw his name from the list of nominees for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Here is what Brown's rep told TMZ on Wednesday: "Chris very much appreciates the supp...

World's Youngest Divorcee Takes On Paris and a Real Childhood

In an act of courage driven by despair and fear, Nujood Ali walked out on her abusive marriage last February, after suffering daily beatings and rape at the hands of her husband. A sad story, but not a unique story, right? Wrong. Nujood is only 10...

Spanking - How old is too old?

Spanking is a hot topic around here. Some consider it to be an effective and perfectly acceptable form of discipline. Others wouldn't dream of hitting a child and consider it abuse. Many fall somewhere in between and speak of a fine line being betwee...

Children See -- Parents as role models

We've all seen it -- a child says something wildly inappropriate and shocks the adults around her. Her parents shake their heads, "We don't know where she gets this stuff." It's happened to me, and because my kids spend nearly all day, every day with...

Interfering with domestic violence and strange behavior

In late summer, I wrote a post about domestic violence in my neighbourhood. Strange, animalistic screaming pierced through the walls and tumbled angrily down our cul-de-sac, and I wavered uncertainly between being really worried about the baby over t...

Update: Baby-flinging mom convicted

It's been a year now since Chytoria Graham picked up her four-week-old baby boy and "swung him like a bat" at her boyfriend, the baby's father. The baby suffered a broken skull and airlifted to a children's hospital, but recovered completely. Ms. Gra...

Mother uses baby as weapon

Stories like this make me think that some people ought to be taken into the woods, dropped down a deep well, and left there. It would be better for humanity overall. Twenty-seven-year-old Chytoria Graham of Erie, Pennsylvania was pissed at her boyfri...

Denise Richards calls Charlie Sheen abusive

You know, divorce is always painful. Regardless of the cliche, it's true. And sometimes divorce is ugly. Especially when there is a custody battle. And especially when there is suspected abuse. I have been reading with growing horror and fascination...

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