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The Nurturing Parent

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  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started & Assessment
    Description and Orientation
  3. Change, Growth and Letting Go
  4. My Life Script
  5. Nurturing Parenting
    Nurturing as a Lifestyle
  6. Nurturing Skills Rating Scale
  7. Cultural Parenting Traditions
    My Cultural Portrait
  8. Developing Spirituality in Parenting
    Ways to Increase Spirituality
  9. Making Good Choices
    Smoking and My Child's Health
  10. Families & Alcohol Use
  11. Families and Alcohol Use Questionnaire
  12. 12 Steps to Keeping Children Drug Free
  13. Self-Awareness Quiz
  14. Love, Sex, STDs and AIDS
  15. Dating, Love and Rejection
  16. Touch, Personal Space, and Date Rape
  17. Possessive and Violent Relationships
  18. Growth and Development of Children
    Children's Brain Development
  19. The Male and Female Brain
  20. Ages & Stages: Appropriate Expectations
  21. Ages & Stages: Infant Development
  22. Ages & Stages: Toddler Development
  23. Ages & Stages: Preschooler Development
  24. Ages & Stages: Skills Strips
  25. Feeding Young Children Nutritious Foods
  26. Toilet Training
  27. Keeping My Children Safe
  28. The Importance of Touch
    The Importance of Parent/Child Touch
  29. Infant & Child Massage (Refer to the Nurturing Book for Babies and Children)
  30. Developing Empathy
    Developing Empathy
  31. Getting My Needs Met
  32. Myths and Facts About Spoiling Your Children
  33. Recognizing and Understanding Feelings
    Helping Children Learn How to Handle Their Feelings
  34. "Feelings" Exercise
  35. Criticism, Confrontation and Rules for "Fair Fighting"
  36. Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation and Compromise
  37. Managing and Communicating Feelings
    Understanding and Handling Stress
  38. Understanding and Expressing Anger
  39. Understanding Discipline
    Improving Self-Worth
  40. Measuring My Self-Worth
  41. Children's Self-Worth
  42. Ten Ways to Improve Children's Self-Worth
  43. Developing Personal Power in Children and Adults
  44. Helping Children Manage Their Behavior
  45. Understanding Discipline
  46. Developing Family Morals and Values
  47. Developing Family Rules
  48. Child Proofing Your Home
  49. Home Safety Checklist
  50. Safety Reminders by Age
  51. Rewards and Punishments
    Using Rewards to Guide and Teach Children
  52. Using Punishments to Guide and Teach Children
  53. Praising Children and Their Behavior
  54. Time Out
  55. Punishing Children's Inappropriate Behavior
    Why Parents Spank Their Children
  56. Verbal and Physical Redirection
  57. Ignoring Inappropriate Behavior
  58. Developing Nurturing Parenting Routines
    Establishing Nurturing Parenting Routines
  59. Nurturing Diapering and Dressing Routine
  60. Nurturing Feeding Time Routine
  61. Nurturing Bath Time Routine
  62. Nurturing Bed Time Routine
  63. Prenatal Parenting
    Changes in Me and You
  64. Body Image
  65. Keeping Our Bodies and Babies Healthy
  66. Health and Nutrition
  67. Fetal Development
  68. Foster and Adoptive Parents
    Foster & Adoptive Children: Attachment, Separation, and Loss
  69. Expectations on foster and Adopted Children
  70. Worksheet for Adoptive Parents
  71. Worksheet for Foster Parents
    Parenting Resources
Lesson 17 of 72
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Possessive and Violent Relationships

Hope4Families October 25, 2022

Possessive relationships are initially confused with love. However, love is unconditional; possessive relationships are conditional. There is a relationship between violence and self-destructive behaviors in teenage girls. One in five girls has experienced physical or sexual violence by a dating partner. Many of these girls admitted to risky behaviors such as smoking, suicidal thoughts and attempts, unprotected sex, drug use, or unhealthy weight control methods. Teen males can be victimized as well. Some teenage girls threaten to injure or even kill themselves if a boy leaves them.

Many girls remain in violent relationships because of the following: 

  • Girls see violence and abuse as common and normal.
  • Girls who have witnessed violence between parents learn that violence is a part of relationships.
  •  Some girls are unaware they are in violent relationships.
  •  Possessive relationships turn violent when the girl wants to date someone else.

Issues That Contribute to Involvement in a Possessive or Violent Relationship

  • Insecurities
  • Low self-worth
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Power and control
  • Clingy attachment
  • Jealousy
  • Neediness
  • Anxiety

Facts about Possessive/Violent Relationships and Teens

  • 1 in 5 girls has experienced physical or sexual violence by a dating partner.
  •  Many of these girls admitted to risky behaviors such as smoking, suicide thoughts and attempts and protect unprotected sex, drug use, or unhealthy weight control methods.
  •  There is a relationship between violence and self-destructive behaviors in teenage girls. 

Warning Signs to Look For…

  1. Is the boy/girl possessive? Jealous?
  2. Is he/she critical of your appearance, physical characteristics, friends or opinions?
  3. Are you spending more time together than with friends?
  4. Are there injuries that you deny having or do you make up excuses for bruises?
  5.  Do you feel embarrassed or reluctant to talk about the relationship?
  6.  Are you turning to drugs or alcohol to “forget” about it or cope with the pain?

If you are in a possessive and/or violent relationship, seek help!

Call your local shelter for domestic violence or 911.

Your safety, health and life are valuable and you don’t deserve to be mistreated by anyone!