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Apr 02, 2008
Tell someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Aiden, you didn't deserve to be treated with such contempt, and you DON'T deserve to have to live in such fear of your abusive father. Please tell someone what he is doing to you. Your aunt must be told about the abuse so that she knows enough to not leave you alone with him. Talk to a counsellor at school; s/he should be able to find you additional resources. Also, you did not say whether or not Child Protective Services was involved in the situation you and your brother face. Whether or not they are currently in the picture, YOU can make a report to them about the abuse your father so randomly inflicts on you.

Aiden, you need to talk to someone. Another resource I strongly recommend is Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose what your father continues to do to you.

You are not condemned to live out your life being abused. But in order for it to stop, you must be willing to act. And Aiden, just for the record, you mother's death was not your fault. It wasn't your fault then; it isn't your fault now. It will never BE your fault. I hope you know that.

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

Apr 05, 2008
Reclaim your life!
by: Been there

Dear Aiden,

Please, I suggest that you do Not ever see your dad again. He does not own you, but he acts like you are his personal punching bag.

The abuse won't stop so you must stay away from him and do not be alone with him. I am so sorry this stuff happened to you but you can stop it but refusing to see him anymore.

Don't be guilt tripped into giving him another chance...he will only hurt you again and then you will develop rage within yourself because you are not protecting yourself.

My older sister use to hurt me very badly...and she acted nice sometimes to draw me in....I had to stop seeing her....and when I said "No more" I began to heal.

You are not to blame. You are not a slave that your father can beat whenever he do not have to retaliate and hurt him back....I suggest staying away from him; no visits, no asking why he did what he did......believe me (I am 41 now) won't get the answer you want to can't change him and make him love you.

You are not bad because he did those things....he is sick for doing them...sick and evil.....who knows what his motivations is not for you to discover....even if he was hurt as a child....that doesn't give him the right to use you as a punching bag.

God Bless.

Apr 13, 2008
people can help you......
by: Anonymous

aiden. you need to tell someone and don't go close to him. my mum was abusing me but i talk to my friends and teachers and they suggested to called kids help line, which kids help line suggested calling child protection. and child protection made my mum promise not to hit me again so i think you should do the same. if no one stops him then he might do it to someone else. and there are bad effects to child abuse.

Sep 05, 2008
by: Anonymous


May 18, 2009
this is my storey

I been there, and i will never go back ever again to my father, i broke both of my legs and my right arm becuase he pushed me out the window at my old house. now i am living with my sister. He has been hitting me and my brother for way to long. But i told a teacher one day and they took me and my brother to the hospilte to get checked out. That was a year ago and now i go to WRHs and i am 15 my life has changed so much but my dad still trys to talk to me. At my old school he took me out of school and started beating and i couldnt walk for 3days. But i am better now, and trust me, you need to talk about it. i hope this helped you

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