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Mar 16, 2010
Elle:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

What's happening in your home may happen in other homes, but it is NOT normal. Parents have the right to discipline their children, and sadly, they also have the right to use a belt (which I find particularly disturbing), but they do NOT have the right to punch or pull hair or use excessive force. What you are witnessing in your home is emotional abuse; it's called terrorizing. Please contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about what you are dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency. You can visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

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Mar 17, 2010
The sooner, the better...Darlene is right!
by: Anonymous

Elle, what your "family" does to you is truly pathetic and ungrateful because your "parents" and even your "grandmother" are truly twisted in their own ways of thinking...not to mention control freaks. They certainly didn't deserve to have a beautiful child like you, but most of all, Elle, you certainly didn't deserve to have such sick, uncaring, twisted, unloving, cruel, barbaric, ruthless parents and grandmother, so the sooner you tell someone, the better. Darlene is right! Elle, please tell someone you really trust until they will finally listen to you and help you.

Mar 17, 2010
im 16
by: hydia

its not ok and u can do something about u just have to tell some one u really trust. ive been abused sexually mentley phisicaly and emotionaly. not by my mom though my uncle raped me. no child deserves to be abused. you should know that u r a special girl. and when you turn 18 things will be different. i promise.

Mar 19, 2010
Abuse is abuse all kinds physical, emotional, sexual etc
by: Anonymous

I was amazed to read in Darlene's comment that in certain states still Father can use the belt to discipline their children I spent time in Ohio 2000/2001/2002 I stayed with host families who hosted teens from Nothern Ireland. I learned That a number of families still beat or spanked their children as part of rearing them. I was surprized to say the least of it because the teens from Nothern Ireland were shocked too. Darlene has given you loving encourageing words to get help. Please talk to a Teacher/counsellor at school/ I am sure Elle 1 you have a school pal you trusts and who trust you with your little secrets. Nearly all of us had a friend or friends like that. If you have then allow her to be your strength and walk with you to get the help Darlene knows would be good for you> Always believe in yourself, You are highly intelligent in your own right, please use it. Ellie 1 have a healthy mind in a healthy body it will give you confidence in yourself. you'll be mixing with healthy minded teenagers/young adults in team sports and hopefully cultural activities. Elle 1 your destiny is in your own hands. Build up your Self-Esteem. Have a good mirror image of yourself, be gentle and kind on yourself. respect and value yourself and your body. I WILL: I CAN: I MUST: simply Elle 1 because I am WORTH it. I stayed in Cantfield and Youngstown. Live well, augh alot, Love much, beginning with yourself. No read Darlene's comment and see what you can do to love and help yourself.

Mar 19, 2010
NO!
by: Sakura

Get that out of your head right now. This is NOT normal, much less right in any way! I just turned fourteen, and my parents fight, too, but I myself have never been actually abused, and my parents' fights are never physical. Still, I know how scary it is when your parents fight. Mine...haven't been fighting for as long as I can remember, but I was really young when it began--still in my formative years--and it's been rough ever since. I know how you feel to be hiding from your fighting parents and begging God that they'll stop. If your grandmother won't even help you, then it's time you got some outside help. It may be legal, but it's morally wrong to use soap and a belt for discipline. A proper parent would know that. I know you love them, but you shouldn't have to put up with this. They may not need to be jailed, but they, in the very least, need some serious help. I'd say that you should try calling the hotline Darlene posted ASAP. Just know that it ISN'T your fault, that you're still a wonderful person with feelings, and that you and your sibling don't deserve this.

Mar 05, 2013
Seriously, get out of that house!
by: Anonymous

Please try to get out of that house as soon as you can, Elle1; you've suffered enough. Your parents are mentally ill. As soon as you get away from them (and, most importantly, tell someone you trust), your healing can start in earnest.

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