Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE Score

Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE ACE – Adverse childhood experiences are negative events in a child’s life. We now understand they can have lasting effects on adult health and well-being. Originally, the phrase was first used during the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study published in 1998. Who could have […]

Book Review of Before We Were Yours

Lisa Wingate Published Before We Were Yours in 2017 If you enjoyed reading Orphan Train, you should love reading Before We Were Yours. As a kid who grew up next to the Mighty Mississippi, I understood the term “river rats” immediately. “Before We Were Yours” is a book that will grip your heart and inspire you to […]

Past Abuse Affects Parenting Skills

“Go ahead, hit me! You can’t hurt me any more than you already have.” My father jumped up, knocking his chair back from the table. He raised his “boxing-glove” hand to slap me for talking back to him. He was a man with limited parenting skills. I screamed the words, “Go ahead and hit me! […]