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Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Flyer

A Mother’s love is like sunshine on a rainy day–-it’s warm and welcome.

A Mother’s love is like medicine for the heart, it makes you smile;

A Mother’s love makes you see through rose-colored glasses;

A Mother’s love causes you to laugh out loud at the simplest of things;

A Mother’s love inspires and motivates;

A Mother’s love fills your head with happy thoughts, your heart with song, and your feet with dance and your soul with peace;

A Mother’s love is unconditional.

Remember, Mom, this Mother’s day with a book of Love Letters from God — click the Mother’s Day flyer link. 

Happy Mother’s Day

Book Review

Cover art for DATE ABUSEDATE ABUSE

                                                            By Herma Silverstein (Author)

                                                               Age Range: 12 – 18

                  Abusive relationships may feature physical violence, from slaps to rape and murder; verbal abuse, including persistent belittling; such emotional tactics as unpredictability and the silent treatment; and other harassment–threats or stalking. Addressing victims, Silverstein surveys the causes of these behaviors in family patterns and the abusers’ need to compensate for perceived inadequacies and offers victims firm advice on extricating themselves–and avoiding more such relationships–by being clear and consistent about what’s acceptable. Though she doesn’t differentiate between occasional and habitual offensive behavior, and her assertion that “Any forced sexual activity is rape, from kissing to intercourse” is extreme, her simple (and somewhat repetitious) exposition will help teenagers clarify the subject, while her insistence that victims are not to blame should give them courage. A chapter detailing specifically what is likely to happen when a rape is reported–with police, at the emergency room, with the legal system–is especially useful. National and state-by-state list of rape prevention and treatment resources, and of victim assistance programs; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

source: KirkusReviews