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Apr 07, 2008
You deserve better treatment...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Before you "run away" Joanna, please consider contacting Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the way your mother treats you. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They can help you with your options. Although they are not a reporting agency, they can help you through the process of reporting.

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

Apr 07, 2008
I Love You, Joanna
by: Francine

Joanna, you don't deserve a mom who treats you with anger nor hostility; you deserved a mom who treats you with dignity and respect because your mother should've loved you, nurtured you, and protected you from harm. Your so-called mom is wrong! You are not stupid; you are smart! You might want to tell a trusted adult, like a teacher, a church member, another member of your family, your friends' parents, pick a trusted adult. You might also want to call the police on your mom because whatever she does to you is WRONG!!!!!!!! You might also want to try counselling cuz you're worth the help.

Apr 10, 2008
You have a place.
by: Linda

Joanna, You have a beautiful name. Your mother doesn't know how precious your are. She has a very serious problem. You don't deserve the abuse she is doing to you. Don't run away. Call child services they will help get you out of that abusive environment. They have very strict laws now for abusers, let your mother be the one to be punished. Abusing you is her way of controlling you and it makes her feel powerful. Don't be afraid, Just because your thirteen doesn't mean you don't have rights to protect yourself. Tell someone! There is a safe "PLACE" for you. Good luck to you, Joanna

Apr 13, 2008
i know what you feel.........
by: Anonymous

hi joanna.......i know what it's like since my mum did the same with me. i was also very scared. but i talked to my friends and teachers about it and the school actually let me call kids help line, then they suggested that i called child protection so i did. they found out that she was hitting me with an object which in here (australia) it's illegal to hit a child with an object. my mum also hit me on the head with a metal spoon, after that my memory got worse....you need to do something about it before it actually does bad damage. when i called child protection there was alot of wonderful people there that helped me and the same with kids help line. then not long ago i wanted to see what damage child abuse has and it wasn't very good effects. not just physical buse like hitting but also emotional abuse such as name calling like calling you stupid can do damage. and your mum is wrong, no one is stupid. i think that your my mum probably thinks it's alright to abuse you, it's not, your my mum is just probably heartless and doesn't care about you. but you have friends you can talk to, your friends do care. probably talk to your friends or their parents, or maybe a trustworthy teacher, or atleast someone you trust and think that they can help you. plz talk to someone about it before it's too late.

Apr 16, 2008
hurtful
by: kindness

hi joanna i was on this website reading stories about child abuse for a research paper i have to write and i came across your story you sound like you have a good head on your shoulder and you are an angle in the eye of other people your mother just hasnt noticed it yet i am sooo SORRY that this happend to you i think you can make it through this pain and hurt deep inside their is many family/friends that you can talk to about your story and your pain are put through at home soon 1 day when you are older your mother is going to look back on them days and bow her head in shame and you should forgive.not for her sake for your own HAVE A NICE LIFE AND MAY THE BEST WISHES COME TO YOU
FROM,LAYLA

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