Tag Archives: emotional abuse

Choosing Life: Review of How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

I just got to read an incredible book by an incredible author. I’ve been a fan of Sara Zarr‘s work since I reviewed her novel Once Was Lost. And I am going to have the amazing good fortune of getting to meet … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Boundaries and Some Books

I spoke about how children develop poor boundaries in the context of abusive family situations a few months ago. It’s something I have been continuing to think about and I have a few more thoughts on the issue. The first is … Continue reading

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Boundaries in Abuse

I have not had an opportunity to post in awhile because I moved to New Mexico a few weeks ago. So I have been busy packing and driving across country and unpacking. I am here in New Mexico to study … Continue reading

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Books for Survivors

I haven’t had much that’s coherent to say recently. I’ve been pretty involved in my own personal journey. But I think about this blog a lot and why I started it. I see kids hurting all around me. Because I … Continue reading

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A Reliable Wife, Reprise

So, I had a chance to read A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick over the holidays. It was funny: I knew I had put it on my list of books to read for a compelling reason. I just for the life of … Continue reading

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Books About Dissociation and Identity

So one of the things I want to do with this blog it to generate some good lists of books for children and teens, so that librarians and bookstores that might want to beef up their collections in these areas … Continue reading

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Interview with Franny Billingsley, Author of Chime

It’s taken me a couple days to get this up because the little foster boy who my partner and I had for a while has suddenly popped back up in our life–we’ve got him full-time for the rest of the … Continue reading

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