Child Abuse Effects dot com Video Reading From Chapter Mr Whitaker

by Darlene Barriere - Webmaster
(Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Weekly Video Reading February 26, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: Weekly Video Reading February 26, 2009

Who ate first in your family? Your father? Your mother? The kids?

This week's reading from chapter titled Mr Whitaker, now ready to view on this site at My Child Abuse Story discusses familial hierarchy.

In our house, my father ALWAYS mounded his plate, then it was my mother's turn before any of us kids got anything on ours. We lived in a class system where we had no rights and no say. That was especially difficult when my parents would lie just to make themselves look better and make us kids—which was so often me—look like we were nothing but a bunch of liars. What made it so much worse was that everyone believed them; no one believed us.

Interesting how my father took one of those lies with him well into the adulthood of his children....

Don't worry if you've missed previous readings. They are all available for viewing at the link above; just click on the thumbnail image of the excerpt you would like to watch and listen to when you get there.

Whether or not you have purchased my e-book, don't miss any of these readings. It won't cost you anything but a few minutes of your time...okay, maybe a few more than just a few. Besides, you might find that watching them is immensely helpful. You'll learn:
  • more about my child abuse story
  • the effects child abuse had on me
  • how I found my way from child abuse victim to child abuse survivor triumphant
  • you'll also get a peek into the decision-making process of an author during the writing phase
I hope you'll take the time to visit my story page to listen to my weekly readings. You don't have to buy my e-book, though I sure would appreciate it if you did. But seriously, you may find yourself able to relate on many levels as you watch and listen. After all, relating to someone else's pain can be comforting and therapeutic because you know you're not alone in that pain. You may also find that the lessons I've learned along my path of healing and recovery from child abuse help pave the way to yours.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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