Archive for July, 2012

Quick Signs To Help Recognizing Teens Who Are Being Abused

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

It sure seems to be a lot easier to grow up back when I was a child. There’s no internet, hence no cyber bullying. Parents are more involved, as there’s less bullying going on at the schools in general. There’s definitely on gun violence. My daughter was recently telling me about Maia, an abused friend of hers and I got all nervous. Teens in abusive relationships are very difficult to detect in fact. Often, the last person you would ever suspect of abusing can be the one who is being abused by someone they care greatly about, or worse in many cases, that they love deeply. Here are some rather obviously signs you can look for in teenagers in abusive relationships

The easy ones are physical scars or marks. Bruises, especially on the upper arm may indicate abuse. Wearing turtlenecks or long pants during warm weather may serve as a an obvious cover up from beatings or another abusive behavior. In worse cases, stitches, scars and explanations that don’t match injuries are likely indication that the child is being abused. I have heard stupid make up stories as getting hit by a car, so be wary.

Physical appearance aren’t always easy to detect especially in teenage. Heck, I don’t like my own daughter’s wardrobe much, if anything at all. But you should notice sudden changes though. Any drastic change in the way someone dresses to me is a big sign. There are more information available on line, you can simply search for them.

I would suggest to always talk to your children, and get them to talk to you about themselves or their friends. That’s never an easy task, but a rather important one. If and when your teenager daughter is having a difficult time making eye contact with you, then something is up. It may not always be abuse, but it’s generally nothing that makes a parent jump for joy.

Carrying Away Building Materials For Reuse

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Recently, my neighbor sold his house. Strangely, he did not sell the plot of the house, just the house. When I met him, he told me that he had sold all the material with which the house was built, not the house itself along with the land. He meant to break the building and make another building it its place as the old building was over 200 years old. But instead of just breaking it and then rebuilding, he came up with this idea. He said that there were so many poor people around who are not able to buy materials to build their houses. They could come to him and take away the bricks, rods, sand etc. with which the house was built. The material could be reused to build smaller houses. And through his idea he could earn some money as well, which he could use to build the new house.

I asked. “But how will then take all the material away with them?”. “Not to worry”, he said, “There are a number of removal companies in Glasgow, the careful movers from any of the firms can be asked to help in moving the material”. I was happy to know that the removal firms Glasgow has today made life easier for all the people.