This type of hypocrisy bothers me because it is the gentrification of certain types of child abuse. The pretense that Swedish or western European parents don’t beat their children because they are better parents, better people than other parents in other regions of the world. Therefore, one has to go abroad, not to Germany, not to Denmark, but to South America – to be close to physically abused children, to be aware that children are experiencing physical abuse. America. while other types of child abuse, for example corporal punishment are worse, bottom of the barrel, less elite, inferior – because they happen in the southern countries where the non-white people live. … More Racial & Geographical Superiority in Child Abuse?
When you’re in survival mode, your focus is on getting through the day in one piece, and when you’re in that mode at 5, at 10, at 15, there isn’t a lot of space for words like ‘community,’ for words like ‘us’ and ‘we.’ There’s only space for ‘I’ and ‘me.’ In fact, words like ‘us’ and ‘we’ not only sounded foreign to me at 5 and 10 and 15, they sounded like a lie. Because if ‘us’ and ‘we’ really existed, if there was really someone out there watching and listening and caring, then I would … More Growing up in Survival Mode by Wentworth Miller
The expectation that each child experiences their parent’s “disciplinary actions” in the exact same way as their siblings. Ignoring the fact that punishment for some siblings is more frequent and more severe, especially if they are “different” – difficult, stubborn, manner-less, noisy etc
Is it Ignorance or is it a lack of Compassion and Empathy?
It made me keenly aware that people are oblivious to the definition of trauma and to the 3Es that define the 3 aspects of Trauma: … More 2 Important Trauma Awareness Conversations from June