Child Abuse - People Who Should Not Be Parents

by Name Undisclosed
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I am totally appalled at the positive response that you have received about the mom who beat her son because she was distraught about money. O.K., my guess is that this is probably how HER mother disciplined her as she was growing up. Parents forget how they personally felt when the person who "says" that they "love" them can turn around and cause physical AND emotional scars that last a lifetime. My personal opinion is that parents should have to take parenting classes (and PASS) before they are permitted to take their baby. The world today is in a sad state because of the chain of violence that is inflicted on our future generations, all done in the name of "Discipline".

I have personally worked with these children for the last 15 years inside of a classroom setting for learning/behavioral disabled. The stories I have heard make me sick and protective of my students. I make no bones about it to my students that they are safe in my room and I will fight for them at any cost. Most have no support system, are at times physically abused and are told that they are a piece of garbage who are holding back their parents to live their lives.
My hope is that ALL SOCIAL CLASSES of parents would get educated about what works to raise happy, well-adjusted children who can grow to be positive socially-functional members of society.
Thank you!

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Aug 19, 2010
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by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

First of all, I agree with your assessment on this issue. Second of all, I don't know what article/story you're referring to that would be on my site because I don't allow such responses here. That is NOT what this site is all about. Such ridiculous comments are deleted before they EVER go live. I am the only administrator of this site. Nothing goes live here unless I click on the necessary keys. I can only surmised that you've mistakenly referred to this site, but in case you haven't made a mistake, please point me in the direction of that article to which you refer so that I can check if I've missed something. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue with my visitors and me.

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Aug 19, 2010
I agree with Darlene
by: Scott 1 Canada

I agree with Darlene. Where are such comments on here? I dont beleive they exist and that is what makes this site safe! In regards to your subject ..hats off to the safe environment you provide. The classrooms I grew up in werent save places and made life at home even more miserable as I was one of those children. That was back in the old days when my so called teacher stripped me naked and beat me in front of the class. Just thought you should know.

Aug 20, 2010
Majority of parent's Love and cherish their children
by: maurice

I agree in principle that there is a percent of parents or couples who have children who need traing on how to be parents: What percent: I would put it at 30% from my experience of journeying with children and their families for nigh on forty years now: You are one great person with the protection of the innocent and vunerable who are not loved and cherished equally by their parent: Social classes have noting to do with it as abuse occurs in all families where parent put their lifestyle before their children:

Darlene Thank you: Once more you re-assure and confirm you are the very loving responsible steward of your site: I with all your respectful visitors know that and feel so natural and trustworthy knowing your site is a very special place for us who are wanting to heal and move on from having been abused: Your Site is the beginning of that for most if not all your visitors; A big Than You:

I also believe couples should not get married or have children until they have journeyed with each other in total trust, valueing and respecting each other and until they make a real sense of what true and real friendship is all about: The many couple's known who don't know each other that well even though they say they love each other and get married is a high percent: They separate very early on in the marriage: If there are children that is where the real abuse begins: Menttally/emotionally for the child of tender years:

Courses in parenting not a bad Idea but not a complete need as most couples are very responsible when they say I love you for better, for worse until death do us part: I believe 70/75% of family life the world over is a blessing and a gift to society: As indeed are their children and young people:

Once again Thank you for your story it was re-assuring that there are great and good people there for children who were (are) abused

Darlene my biggest thank you goes to your good self:

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