How Wrong, How Disgusting

by Sierra
(London, Ontario, Canada)

I am a 17-year-old student still attending high school, and I am doing a research project on child abuse. I have just finished reading the book, A Child Called "It." I can see and understand how wrong it is and how disgusting people are to want to hurt someone so close to them.

I believe there is no reason to harm a child, or anyone. It solves nothing, and only makes the abuser feel worse. How could hurting someone ever make you have a feeling of relief or make you feel better about your own problems? There is never a reason to hurt anyone. There are other far more effective forms of punishment. It's not the child who has done something wrong; it is the abuser who has done wrong. Get a stress ball or a punching bag. Really, it's all a matter of maturity and how you look upon a bad situation.

Hitting someone only makes a bad situation even worse. So to whomever abuses anyone in any way, I would like to tell you to grow up and deal with your problems the way normal people do, not by hitting someone so helpless.

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Nov 20, 2007
You're right; child abuse IS wrong and disgusting
by: Darlene Barriere - webmaster

Yes, Sierra, the book you read was very disturbing. I'm so glad you read it, because now you have a much better understanding of how child abuse must be dealt with. We all need to be outraged by such inhumane treatment of children. When youth such as you become outraged, it gives me hope that one day we will be able to at least curb the epidemic that is child abuse. It gives me hope that you, Sierra, and youth just like you, will grow up to have children of your own and know better than to abuse them, because you will have a greater understanding of appropriate and effective discipline. Because you will not bow to any violent urges. Because you believe in your heart that children deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.

Thank you for sharing your commentary. The world needs more outspoken people like you.

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

Nov 20, 2007
I read that book too!
by: Michael

That book's author, Dave Pelzer, also wrote several other books, and he overcame his extreme abuse and forgave his mother. NOWDAYS he is doing quite well and has a wife, Marsha, and a son, Stephen

Nov 20, 2007
well said
by: emz

i think that was very well said

Nov 26, 2007
Friend in Need
by: Jennifer Moore

I have this friend who was molested by her dad. She was molested millions of times. If she would of told anyone he would of killed her. She did tell people. He didnt kill her. he would tie her up to her bed and hold her head straight and make out with her.

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Nov 26, 2007
Thats right!
by: Anonymous


Feb 20, 2008
by: Anonymous

YES i kno what u mean i am doing a report on child abuse!!!it is wrong!!!STOP CHILD ABUSE

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