Should Parents Spank Children? "Unreported" Author Veera Mahajan Explains

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Veera Mahajan; Author of “Unreported: Learning to Live Free.” Photo Credit: Yasmeeneh Rossi.


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Unreported: Learning to LIVE by author Veera Mahajan

Award Winning "Unreported: Learning to Live Free" Author Veera Mahajan gives here an exclusive interview, detailing facts about The Me Too Movement, and more.

We do not need to scream, fight, and hit to make our point. When we scream at our children or hit them, I think we are frustrated at our own failure at the ability to communicate.”

— Veera Mahajan; Author of "Unreported: Learning to Live Free"

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 23, 2019 / — Former publisher of "The Malibu Chronicle," licensed arbitrator, actress, producer, and domestic violence counselor; Veera Mahajan interviewed numerous women and men who survived abuse, and escaped–for her outstanding book, UNREPORTED: Learning to Live Free. The following is an exclusive interview with the author, for The Hollywood Sentinel.

Hollywood Sentinel: The "Me Too" Movement is big now. Some say that we should give the alleged abuser the benefit of the doubt, as if in a court of law. Others say that we should assume that that accuser is telling the truth. What do you feel is the correct approach in dealing with this problem? Should the accuser be believed first? Or should the accused be presumed innocent until proven guilty? Why?

Veera Mahajan: Yes, I believe the accuser should be believed. It takes a huge effort and courage for a victim to come forward so we do not want to discourage them to complain. But, that does not mean we can assume that there is not another side of the story so the complaint should be thoroughly investigated. The alleged abuser should be questioned and investigated thoroughly also. We can not take the complaints of abuse lightly; that is what keeps this horrible problem hidden and growing. It discourages the victims who are already afraid, from coming forward and talking about the abuse.

Hollywood Sentinel: That makes sense. There is a debate concerning parenting, regarding corporal punishment. Some see this as abuse, whereas others do not. Do you feel that a child should be spanked at school or at home? If so, why, and if not, why not and what is the solution to discipline?

Veera Mahajan: I am not for corporal punishment. If we listen and talk peacefully, I think we can also teach our children how to listen and talk their differences out. We do not need to scream, fight, and hit to make our point.
When we scream at our children or hit them, I think we are frustrated at our own failure at the ability to communicate. In the process, we teach our children that that is the correct way to be heard or respected. So the problem keeps going on an and on throughout the generations. We need to stop the use of force and anger, and learn to listen to our children, and teach them how to listen too.

Hollywood Sentinel: That's great. I agree. There is a great quote in your book which I love that states, "Do you
know that you were born as good as anyone else? Well you were. No one has the right to make you feel afraid or make you feel bad about yourself." What was the single most important thing that helped you get over your fear of others or of those that abused you?

Veera Mahajan: Seeing my growing son, still afraid of his father when he was hitting him, killed the fear inside me, and made me finally take the action that was so overdue. I finally decided to give up trying to beg him to stop abusing us, instead I decided to "stop" accepting the abuse, and I told him I was leaving him. That day, I freed my sons and myself to live our lives the way we wanted to live, and put and end to abuse.

Hollywood Sentinel: Incredible. You speak of a person not having enough self esteem, which causes people to be abused, and the importance of loving ones self enough. When you didn't, why didn't you love yourself enough, and how did you change that?

Veera Mahajan: I was never taught to love myself. I was always taught to take care of others needs and taught that thinking of myself was selfish. No one ever taught me that my feelings were important. I was never taught that I deserved to be respected. I was told I was loved, and because my parents took care of our needs, we were to assume that was love even though it also came with verbal and physical abuse. That was the way of life. When you are always told what to do and that you are not good enough, that kills your self esteem. It also prepares you to accept abuse from others. My brothers and I were never taught that our happiness mattered. That is what I took to my married relationship. I loved him, did everything to make him happy. I always wanted to be loved, but by my own actions never showed that I cared enough to give him consequences if he treated me badly.

It was a good thing that I never gave into the lessons taught by my own mother and our culture. And I am not just talking about the Indian culture, I am talking about Indian and American. Somehow women are taught that men are going to be men; they will be angry, they will cheat, and they will lose their temper once in a while, and that this is normal. Indian culture takes it to another level and does not support women even if they complain. I never accepted it. I continued to fight for myself and my children. And when my youngest son passed the custody fight stage (becoming a legal adult), I told my ex-husband I was done taking his abuse and left.

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"We go to the gym when we want to get into physical shape. We also must try to achieve emotional shape as well as a good spiritual condition. I highly recommend this brilliantly written book to you all. I think that it is very important for us all." –Oscar Winner Louis Gossett Jr.

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You Need to Talk to Your 8-Year-Old About Pornographic Content Right Now

Kids, Sex & Screens

Kids, Sex & Screens

Dr. Jillian Roberts

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According to Child Psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts

Sex can’t be taboo or awkward for parents and kids to talk about. The risks are too high. If you’re not their source of information about sex, other kids or Google will be. ”

— Dr. Jillian Roberts

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 17, 2019 / — Dr. Jillian Roberts, one of Canada’s most notable and respected child psychologists has just released her latest book “Kids, Sex & Screens.” This book builds upon Dr. Roberts’ 7-Point Parental Compass and is written for parents of children ages 8-14 who are seeking ways to prepare their kids to face the new realities of sex that are far more complex than the birds and the bees. Dr. Roberts’ book helps parents start conversations about sexting, online adult content, online predators and other topics that parents themselves never had to deal with growing up.

Kids are being exposed to sexual content at a younger and younger age, whether through the Internet, advertisements, or interactions with their peers. When children are exposed to this sexual information without context, or images of a graphic nature, they can experience lasting psychological effects with deep-seated ramifications.

Kids, Sex & Screens explains in easy-to-understand language what exactly the psychological effects of that exposure can look like and offers parents the tools and expert advice on how to handle it appropriately. Weaving eye-opening accounts from her own counselling practice with up-to-date psychological science, Dr. Jillian Roberts gives a full-fledged accounting of our sexualized society. Dr. Roberts pairs this explanation with advice and concrete actions that parents of both girls and boys desperately need.

Writing with warmth and authority, Dr. Roberts has an important message for parents: you can mitigate the risks your child faces navigating a sensational and sometimes disturbing world so that they grow up healthy and strong. Using her "7-Point Compass" as a navigational tool, Kids, Sex & Screens helps parents make sure their sons and daughters mature in a manner that is age-appropriate in a "mature content" world.

Dr. Roberts’ 7-Point Parental Compass:

1. Start Early
2. Give Unconditional Love
3. Stay Current
4. Smart Boundaries
5. Nurture Relationships
6. Lose Stigma & Prejudice
7. Build Resilience

After 20 years as a child psychologist and researcher in human sexuality, Dr. Jillian Roberts has seen drastic changes in the challenge’s kids are facing today, versus the ones their parents faced. Technology has forever changed the sexual landscape, and kids aren’t ready for it. She has witnessed the trauma children experience when stumbling onto sexual content they’re not ready to handle. And now she sounds the alarm with her new parenting book, “Kids, Sex & Screens: Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sexualized Digital Age.”

Earlier this year, Dr. Jillian Roberts also published another title, “On the internet,” from “The World Around Us Series,” introduces children to the basics of online safety in a story-based, conversational style. Using real-world examples set within the context of a child who is using the Internet for the first time and watching an older sibling interact with social media, Dr. Roberts takes readers through several common scenarios around parental supervision, online bullying and anonymity. She also includes examples of people who use the Internet to make the world a better place. On the Internet addresses common safety concerns in a child-centred way and offers easy-to-understand rationales as to why it's important to maintain boundaries online just as in real life.

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues that they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter.

Dr. Jillian Roberts is already a best-selling non-fiction children’s author with two critically-acclaimed book series about talking to kids about tough topics: “Just Enough” for ages 3-6 and “The World Around Us” for ages 5-8. Another five titles in the World Around Us series will be published in 2019. On April 4, 2019, Family Sparks was awarded the "10 to Watch" award from Douglas Magazine.

“Kids, Sex & Screens: Raising Strong, Resilient Children in the Sexualized Digital Age,” is currently available for on Amazon, and is published by Fair Winds/Quarto. To learn more, please visit


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Dr. Jillian Roberts is a renowned child psychologist, author, professor and mother. She earned her Ph.D. at age 26, became an associate professor at the University of Victoria at 32, and shortly after became the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education. During this time, Dr. Roberts also built a successful child psychology practice.

Considered a go-to child psychology expert for journalists, Dr. Roberts’ work has appeared in the New York Times and the Toronto Sun; she is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Global News. Her best-selling series of “Just Enough” children’s books that explain topics like birth and diversity to children ages 3-6 was released to international acclaim. Her new children’s series, “The World Around Us,” introduces children ages 5-8 to issues like poverty and body positivity.

In 2017, Dr. Roberts co-founded FamilySparks, a social impact, “10 to Watch” award from Douglas Magazine, winning company that offers families a supportive, resource-rich community to help them navigate our increasingly complicated world. To learn more, please visit or @thefamilysparks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Dr. Roberts currently resides in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with her husband Stephen and their three children.

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Tricia Andreassen Book Hits #1 Best Seller and 4 Additional Best Seller Categories

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Inspirational Conference Speaker and Best Selling Author Tricia Andreassen Hits Best Seller status in 5 Categories on Amazon


"There is a warrior strength inside of us when we were born. As we progress through life we may forget this strength or even begin to believe we never had it. You can find it again!”

— Tricia Andreassen

HICKORY , NC, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2019 / — The Christian Faith and Inspirational book ‘Unlock Your Inner Warrior” is written by Tricia Andreassen as well as other Co-Authors such as Anna Brehm Anderson, Kate Bancroft, Chestina Parker Dowgiewicz, Jacquie Fazekas, Lydia Gates, Paula Pierce, Samuel Rowland, Edward Reed, Amanda Powell, Carlos Vargas, Aarti Royan and Taffiney Nolan Williams. Tricia Andreassen, CEO of Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute is a part of the launch for this book as well as in development work with curriculum that can be used in schools, churches or personal study programs throughout the country. This book is specifically focused on how to tap in to the warrior strength that lies within each of us. It included devotional sections to help the reader know how to put into practice certain actions and mindset strategies to accomplish this.

“To read the stories from these contributors and their personal experience of battling cancer, bullying, and grief is so inspiring. Our youngest writer Samuel Rowland is just 11 years old. His story of dealing with being legally blind and overcoming situations such as bullying teaches all of us at any age that we have been uniquely built for a purpose. Comments Andreassen. “My hope is that if you are feeling lost and are trying to find the way back to yourself and your identity that you will pick up this book. My personal writing is from one of the most intimate experiences in my childhood and sharing with the reader how God gave me strengths, talents and gifts that helped me grow into my purpose. My desire is that everyone can find that inner strength and recognize the wonderful parts of themselves.

The book can be purchased at and is a book that falls within the Warrior Series books covering topics such a resilience, hope, courage, endurance and forgiveness. Email for a screenshot of your purchase and online review and access some private teachings from the Authors on how to step into your warrior strength. To inquire about booking Unstoppable Warrior, Tricia Andreassen to speak at your next event email

Creative Life Publishing and Learning Institute mission is to help aspiring writers unlock their voice, discover the story within their heart that can bring a message of hope, encouragement, faith. It also publishes inspirational leadership and business success strategies that are built on the foundations of Biblical Principles. The learning division is focused on providing educational resources to grow in multiple areas of life including: personal growth, parenting, dream building, business and marketing, faith and spiritual growth as well as writing retreats that help aspiring Authors become published. Manuscript submissions are reviewed for potential publishing through CEO Tricia Andreassen as Authors are hand selected based on the integrity and genre.
Andreassen’s personal coaching practice varies on the individual on what they want to achieve whether it is business related or personal growth related. She also leads a team of faculty and coaches that provide specialized knowledge in their fields of expertise. She also offers coaching and public relations strategies that include how to teach Speakers and Authors on how to develop their story and turn it into a Keynote, Course or a Book. Andreassen’s first business book, Interfusion Marketing: Unlock The Secret Code To Dominate Your Market hit #1 in less than 5 hours of book launch and has continued to be offered internationally and on the best seller list for over 59 weeks spanning multiple categories. She now is a Multi-Time Best Selling Author in Business, Personal Growth and Faith. She has used her expertise in major network settings such as Good Morning Britain, Dr. Oz, UplifTV, 700 Club Canada and other media outlets such as radio and podcasts.

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Ten Tips To Help Special Needs Parents During Autism Awareness Month

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Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ten Ways To Support Special Needs Families

Special needs parents are hidden heroes, who courageously face autism and all the enormous challenges and responsibilities that accompany it on a daily basis. They deserve our respect and recognition”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, April 10, 2019 / — Raising a child with a disability, while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parents. Managing all aspects of a special needs child daily living – including personal needs, school activities, therapy sessions and medical appointments – can be extremely demanding and time-consuming.

“Autism Awareness Month is a perfect time for family, friends and the public to show their support for special needs parents,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide to Reclaiming Your Life.

"These parents are hidden heroes who courageously face autism and all the enormous challenges and responsibilities that accompany it on an everyday basis. They may be your best friend, your cousin, your neighbor or co-worker," says Picon. "Special needs parents deserve respect and recognition for many reasons, including the sheer guts it takes to stay dedicated to this challenge."

Family and friends can apply these easy tips to make a huge difference in the lives of special needs parents:

1. Give a well-deserved break. Parenting is a 24/7, 365 day job for these parents, so any time they can get a few hours for themselves is great. Volunteer to watch their son or daughter at home or take him/her to a park or movie for a few hours. This will allow parents to have a good time and participate in hobbies, events and activities they enjoy.

And if you’re a family member or close friend, perhaps you can keep their child overnight or for a weekend. They’ll have “peace of mind” knowing their child is safe and well-cared for. Best of all, there are no child care costs.

2. Help with everyday tasks. Pick up some food and beverages at the supermarket when you shop or drop off some clothes at the dry cleaners. It'll save parents much needed time and energy.

3. Bring a dish. A pizza pie, box of chicken or even a take-out meal from a local Chinese restaurant can make everyone feel good and valued. Little cupcakes are fun treats for desserts. Gift cards for a local restaurant can be a wonderful surprise.

4. Assist with household chores. Vacuum a room, wash some dishes or cut up some tomatoes and lettuce for a salad. Remember, no gesture is too small and parents will always be grateful.

5. Keep in touch and be supportive. Special needs parents often feel alone and isolated, so it's really beneficial to let them know you're there, if they need you. With Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching soon, this is a perfect time to send a greeting card letting them know they’re great parents. Text, email or call to just say "Hello".

6. Listen without judgement. Bring over some snacks, sit down and just listen. Allow them to laugh, cry, vent and blow off some steam. No one expects you to solve their problems or provide solutions. A friendly face or shoulder to lean on works perfectly.

Work colleagues can show their support as well:

7. Treat them. Little gestures can bring a big smile to the special needs parent in your office. Buy a cup of coffee or tea with a donut or bagel and place it on their desk in the morning. Take a co-worker out for a nice lunch.

The public can also support special needs families in various ways:

8. Increase public awareness. Autism Awareness Month is a perfect time to learn more about this disorder. Watch a TV news report, read an article or go online to gain a better understanding of this condition. Start a conversation with a friend or family member.

9. Participate. You don’t have to be personally affected by autism to become involved in charitable activities such as a community fundraiser or walk. If possible, take part in a local autism event in your area. Meet some of the wonderful special needs families in your community.

10. Express your support. Donations to local and national autism organizations are always welcome and appreciated. Purchase goods and services from companies that contribute to autism-related causes.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of both the "2018 Top Parental Advice Writer" Award and "2015 Top Life Coach Writer" Award by Autism Parenting Magazine.

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Business Lawyer & Coach Richard A. Kranitz explains Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures

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Richard A Kranitz, attorney & business coach in Grafton, Wisconsin

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ADR refers to methods of dispute settlement outside of the courtroom. The new article by attorney Richard Kranitz discusses the most commonly used ADR methods.

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ADR processes are a compelling alternative to court trials. They not only allow for quick settlement of disputes and are less costly, but also increase the chances of finding a solution”

— Richard A. Kranitz, business attorney

GRAFTON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2019 / — Are you stuck in a dispute with someone, but do not want to get into the hassle of a court case? You should consider an alternative dispute resolution. Richard A. Kranitz, in a newly published article, explains the alternatives. The full article will be published on his Blog at

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, is an umbrella term used for methods of dispute settlement outside of the courtroom, with the help of a neutral third party.

Since ADR programs are more expeditious and less costly than court cases, they present viable alternative solutions for dispute settlement. In view of the increasing costs of lawsuits and the time it takes to settle a dispute through litigation, ADR programs may present a better alternative, depending on the circumstances of the dispute. They are not only more expeditious and less costly, but also allow for more creative solutions that would be outside the court’s jurisdiction.

Unlike court cases, which are generally adversarial, ADR programs allow the opposing parties to better understand each other’s position. As a result, the Parties are more likely to collaborate and reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

While there are many ways to settle disputes outside of the court, mediation and arbitration are the most commonly used ones.

What is Mediation?

Performed by a neutral third-party – a trained individual – mediation is an informal process to facilitate negotiations between the disputing parties and help them reach a consensus. Often courts have volunteer mediators who try to assist the Parties in reaching a mutually agreeable solution, sometimes in hallway just outside the courtroom.

The role of the mediator is to help both the Parties break the deadlock, explore their options and find a mutually agreeable solution. For this, the mediator may talk to the involved parties together or separately. While mediators can facilitate the process by providing options for possible solutions or by guiding the Parties, they cannot enforce anything. Also, they have to stay impartial throughout the process.

The mediation process also helps the Parties maintain a relationship, if they are interested in maintaining it. Since a mediator can help the parties communicate without getting emotions involved, they are likely to reach consensus in a nondestructive way. In fact, courts encourage mediation since it makes their job easier.

Mediation can be a better choice than litigation in case of a dispute between business partners, family members, neighbors, landlords and tenants, and labor issues with the management. It has also been increasingly used for divorce cases and to settle issues related to child custody.

Since mediation is generally voluntary (it is mandatory in some jurisdictions) and non-binding, both disputing Parties should be willing to negotiate, cooperate, and/or compromise. Mediation will not be effective otherwise.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a simplified version of a court trial. Headed by a neutral individual or a panel, the process of arbitration involves hearing the claims of both sides, reviewing evidence, and then issuing a decision. Unlike mediation, the decision issued by the arbitrator, called arbitral award, can be binding or non-binding.

In case of binding arbitration, the Parties lose their right to a court trial and have to accept the decision of the arbitrator. In non-binding arbitration, the disputing parties can go for court trial if the arbitrator’s decision is unacceptable for them.

While the process sounds like similar to court proceedings, arbitration gives more power to the Parties. In arbitration, the disputing parties mutually decide the guidelines of the process as well as choose the arbitrator. In cases where the Parties cannot on one arbitrator, depending on the applicable arbitration rules, each Party selects one person. The two arbitrators will then elect another individual. This is done to ensure neutrality of the arbitration process. The Parties also have the choice to either hire lawyers to speak for them, or they can choose to present their cases themselves. Arbitration hearings can take one day, or possibly several days.

Final Word

Mr. Kranitz concludes that ADR processes are a compelling alternative to court trials. They not only allow for quick settlement of disputes and are less costly, but also increase the chances of finding a solution that is acceptable to both the disputing parties. While there are many different methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as case conferencing, neutral evaluation, parenting coordination, and conciliation, mediation and arbitration are most commonly used.

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Dr. Gregory Jantz Addresses Depression and Shares Insightful Solutions in His Books and Teachings

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SEATTLE , WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Dr. Gregory Jantz has built a worldwide reputation for his insightful advice on healing and care, made public through volumes of published books and contributions to sources like the Huffington Post. He is renowned for helping patients across the globe overcome eating disorders, chronic anxiety, stress, and depression.

Eating disorder specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz has spent decades researching various chronic issues and the roots of their problems in his patients. He pioneered “whole-person care,” a tactful approach to overcoming obstacles which address various life perspectives to uncover the source of patient issues. In this way, he’s helped thousands of people around the world heal and achieve positive change, allowing them to become the best versions of themselves.

For over thirty years, Dr. Gregory Jantz has carefully listened to his patients and contributed professional help that goes beyond prescription medicine, which he learned was often a disappointing one-size-fits-all solution. He’s the author of more than 30 self-help books with titles like Seven Answers for Anxiety, Hope & Healing from Emotional Abuse, and Ten Tips for Parenting the Smartphone Generation.

Dr. Gregory Jantz has gained a wide understanding of a range of health subjects, but he dedicates a bulk of his time to uncovering solutions for patients suffering from depression. His whole-person approach to care has proven to be a useful ally along the way.

“In a whole-person treatment approach, the entire body is recognized as an important component in depression,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz. “The whole-person approach accepts the body as a complex organism and looks for systemic reasons for depression.”

His research and treatments have helped him prove that the body doesn’t simply respond to depression; it’s an active participant and has the capacity to improve or worsen symptoms of depression with time. Through his whole-person approach, Dr. Gregory Jantz can examine emotional, environmental, physical, and spiritual factors that may contribute and find unique ways of mitigating the problem.

He’s published many articles on depression on his own blog as well as penned a series of books on the subject (which can be purchased through his website). On the topic of depression, interested readers will encounter full texts such as Five Keys to Dealing with Depression and Happy for the Rest of Your Life. Dr. Jantz is praised for his simple style and his easy-to-follow narrative, which ensures his work is accessible to the masses.

Later this year, Dr. Gregory Jantz will release Healing Depression for Life along with an accompanying workbook to help readers track and map out their progress. In this book, he coaches readers through their symptoms and “reveals the treatments, practices, and lifestyle changes that can provide lasting relief from depression.”

Dr. Gregory Jantz, through teachings, books, and his treatment facility The Center, A Place of Hope ensures that anyone suffering from symptoms of depression can readily find a personalized solution that fits their exact needs.

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Rocio Moustafa uncovers obstacles associated with passive-dependent personality disorder

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VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2019 / — Behavior expert Rocio Moustafa explores the struggles faced by those diagnosed with passive-dependent personality disorder from her office in Ventura, California.

Passive-dependent personality disorder is among the most common personality disorders routinely diagnosed by medical professionals and behavioral experts such as Rocio Moustafa, a specialist focused on health conditions and well-being complaints tied to mood, cognition, and perception, based in the pretty coastal city of Ventura, California. Here, she reveals a number of the many obstacles commonly faced by those suffering from the disorder.

"Passive-dependent personality disorder occurs equally in both men and women," reveals Moustafa, "most often becoming evident in either young adulthood or slightly later in life as more important adult relationships are formed."

Common traits among those diagnosed with passive-dependent personality disorder include pessimism, a lack of self-confidence, oversensitivity to criticism, and a tendency to be unduly naive or to routinely fantasize about various aspects of day-to-day life, according to Moustafa. "They may also endure difficulty in being alone, and, as a result, be open to tolerating mistreatment and abuse from other, less-than-favorable individuals," she adds.

Rocio Moustafa goes on to explain that those with passive-dependent personality disorder often become entirely emotionally dependent on other people in their life. "They will usually spend a great deal of time and effort trying to please them," she adds, "typically displaying clinging, needy behavior driven by a fear of rejection or separation."

This may result in avoidance of normal adult responsibilities or utter dependence on a third party to make all manner of important life decisions, including where to work or live, for example, according to Moustafa. "A person with passive-dependent personality disorder will usually live in intense fear of abandonment, demonstrating utter devastation or complete helplessness when a relationship ends," adds the expert.

Furthermore, an individual with passive-dependent personality disorder, she says, will often move immediately into a new romantic relationship when a previous one ends.

While no single, accepted cause for the disorder exists, it's widely understood to be the result of a combination of developmental, biological, psychological, and temperamental factors. Research has also demonstrated that an authoritarian or overprotective parenting style may lead to the development of passive-dependent personality traits later in life.

Diagnosis, says Moustafa, typically first involves distinguishing between the possibility of either passive-dependent personality disorder or borderline personality disorder, with the two conditions sharing a number of similar symptoms. "Passive-dependent personality disorder is, however, distinct in that it presents as a crippling fear of abandonment, while in those with borderline personality disorder, the possibility of abandonment is, instead, met either with rage or emptiness," she reveals.

"Assuming no physical basis for the condition is found," Moustafa adds, wrapping up, "an individual deemed to be suffering from passive-dependent personality disorder will often be referred to a medical professional trained to deal with mental illnesses, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist, for ongoing treatment."

Further to her in-depth knowledge of passive-dependent personality disorder, Ventura-based Californian behavior expert Rocio Moustafa's other areas of expertise include bipolar, manic depressive, and sleep disorders, among numerous additional conditions related to cognition, perception, and mood.

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CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group.

Hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers are on potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 27, 2019 / — According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 274,000 infants and 370,000 toddlers in the U.S. were on antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs. [1]

Additionally, Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health states, "There are not any good scientific data to support the widespread use of these medicines in children, particularly in young children where the scientific data are even more scarce.” [2]

The alarming statistics and the lack of scientific data to support the widespread use of psychiatric drugs in children prompted the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for an investigation into the drugging of children and especially foster children.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group. A recent study found that “On a population basis, adults make considerably more medical visits with a prescription of antipsychotics than do adolescents or children. Yet antipsychotic treatment has increased especially rapidly among young people, and recently antipsychotics have been prescribed in approximately the same proportion of youth and adult visits to psychiatrists.” [3]

Why are more and more parents and doctors resorting to drugging children?

The New York Times interviewed a dozen experts in child psychiatry and neurology, and they said that “They had never heard of a child younger than 3 receiving such medication, and struggled to explain it. They presumed that parents and doctors, probably desperate and well meaning, were trying to alleviate thrashing temper tantrums — the kind that get children kicked out of daycare — or an overly depressed disposition, like being strikingly inhibited, nonverbal or lethargic.” [4]

Children, especially infants and toddlers, are still developing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. To intoxicate them with powerful mind-altering drugs is not only irresponsible but potentially dangerous to the child’s development.

Claudia M. Gold, M.D. believes the appropriate approach to raising children who are encountering difficulties is to parent them, not to drug them. Dr. Gold says, “Mental Health Disorder are big words to put on a small person… Based on my years of clinical experience as a pediatrician, together with evidence offered by contemporary research in developmental psychology, genetics and neuroscience, I believe that supporting parents’ efforts to understand their young child's experience of the world, to help him or her to make sense of whatever particular vulnerabilities he or she has, without labelling him or her with a disorder, is a better approach. [5]

Throughout all of human history, children have never been diagnosed and drugged at the rate they are now, yet society did just fine in raising its children. Why are psychiatrists and doctors suddenly insisting that old-fashioned parenting is insufficient? According to Dr. Thomas Dorman, and many other physicians, the reason is a morally bankrupt strategy that the psychiatric industry is using to line its pockets with insurance payouts.

“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough,” said Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada. [6]

As if drugging countless adults over the last several decades weren’t enough, the psychiatric industry has aimed its crosshairs at its most vulnerable target: children.

“Precious young lives all over the world are at serious risk,” writes Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International. “Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not ‘experimental animals.’ They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life, a chance denied them by psychiatry’s labels and chemical straitjackets.” For more information on psychiatric drugs please call (727) 442-8820 or visit

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.


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Practical Tools for Surviving Modern-Day Living Available at Scientology Volunteer Ministers Seminars in Clearwater

Scientology Volunteer Ministers distribute supplies in a disaster-ravaged neighborhood.

Thus a Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 21, 2019 / — Every Tuesday evening at 7:30, the general public is welcome to attend a series of free workshops based on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Tools for Life film. Seminar topics include: how to get rid of toxic people; how to be better organized; how to achieve one’s goals; and how to be a better parent. These seminars are hosted by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) of Florida at their center, located at 101 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater. The seminars last about an hour and refreshments are served.

“This course not only helped me to help myself, but also helped me to help others,” said one person who studied ‘The Cause of Suppression’. “In order to complete the practical assignments, I had to study other people in my environment, to identify different types of personalities and acts of suppression. The knowledge I have gained from this course is unlike any other. I have used it to the benefit of both myself and others, in so many ways. My life has improved at least tenfold! I feel like I can achieve anything, because nobody can hold me back or try to tell me otherwise! And I can help my friends and family to feel the same.”

“There is a lot of interest in Scientology and how it can help people,” said Glendy Goodsell, the Executive Director for the VMs. “Overall attendees really enjoy these seminars because they see how basic Scientology principles can be applied to improve their daily lives.”

To learn more about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, or to reserve your seat at an upcoming seminar, please call (727) 467-6965 or email the center at


Whether serving in their own communities or on the other side of the world, the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Minister is “Something can be done about it.” The program, created in the mid-1970s by L. Ron Hubbard and sponsored by the Church of Scientology International as a religious social service today constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces, with more than 200,000 Volunteer Ministers around the world. "Thus, a Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” Hundreds of thousands, Scientologists and others, have been trained in person or online in a wide range of skills that use Scientology fundamentals to bring relief from physical, mental or spiritual suffering and improve any aspect of life—communication, study, marriage, parenting, dealing with stress, being successful in the workplace, achieving goals and many more.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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Learn to Live the Sublime Life

All Things Sublime Blog Launches Today

ATLANTA , GA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 / — A new lifestyle blog, All Things Sublime, launches today to provoke readers to live their best lives with majestic intention and joy. Founder and content curator, Ciara Green is a wife, mother, and business owner as Head Chef for All Things Sublime Catering, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

The emerging lifestyle blog extends the brand of All Things Sublime Catering, beyond fulfilling the bellies of devoted fans to feeding their hearts. Sparked by precious time and recollections in the kitchen with her great-grandmother, Ciara finds peace and serenity in the midst of baking powder and confectioner's sugar. Through a transparent lens of adulthood, fans of the blog will be enticed with superb dishes and baked treats, traveling adventures, parenting milestones, crafting, literature and more—all to captivate and encourage readers to live in the moment with the ones who matter most.

Ciara says, “My fond memories with my family and friends are at the heart of my blog, and I’m excited to share my passion for food, travel, crafting, and all things family with my divine readers.”

Fans can expect to fall in love with sublime living, and gain a divine friend named Ciara Green in the process.
You can learn more about many sublime discoveries at

About All Things Sublime Catering
All Things Sublime Catering is the parental conglomerate for the blog, All Things Sublime, both founded and created by the self-taught cook and licensed child therapist Ciara Green. Both subsidiaries specialize in bringing the joys of life into the homes of its customers and readers. To learn more, please go to

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Altimese Nichole Enterprise, LLC
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