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What Can One Person Do to Prevent Child Abuse?

Provided by the Franklin County Children's Task Force

**Change Yourself....
Ask yourself how you are doing as a parent. Vow to learn one new thing about being a parent by reading or talking to other parents.

Respect your family members. Use a courteous tone of voice with them. Show them you care.

Learn how to get in touch with your own feelings. Learn to apologize to your children when you are wrong.

Make time to play together. Praise children and teens for being good, for doing the little things that are so easy to take for granted.

Tell your children "I love you" more often.

Violence teaches violence. Forget about hitting your kids. Learn what to do when kids fight.

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