Many parents do not allow themselves to think that their child could be the victim of violence from their peers. It’s no wonder they feel this way, because the symptoms are sometimes hard to notice, and although there are obvious symptoms, such as physical injuries, most of them are more subtle. Once we are convinced that something is not right, it is important to intervene without doing the child an even greater harm. That's why it's so important to have the first conversations about this subject the right way.
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Talking to a child who has been the victim of violence is always difficult. You will find yourself wondering how you control the fear of such a conversation or which questions you should ask and which you should not? This article will give you the necessary guidance and help to prepare you for this difficult conversation.
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