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Jan 21, 2012
Josh:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

This IS your parents' fault. They are responsible for you and for the proper discipline of all their children. They are neglecting you, and in the process, causing you great harm. All too often parents don't take sibling violence seriously, but it is, and it must be dealt with. I don't agree that your parents should "hit" anyone. There are other more effective disciplinary methods that don't include violence. Violence begets more violence. When parents use violence, they can expect their children to become violent. Please reach out for the help you need. Talk to a school counsellor about the fact that your parents are being neglectful and what you're feeling. You don't want to die, Josh; what you want is to be out of pain. Contact the Kids Helpline in Canada at 1-800-668-6868. They are staffed with professionally trained counsellors who will help you with your options. You can remain anonymous, if you choose. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/en/home.asp

You don't deserve to be mistreated, Josh. You most definitely deserve help for the fact that you are being mistreated. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me. I send you love, light and positive energy.

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Jan 21, 2012
Josh
by: Rita M

Hi Josh,
It is clearly right out your parents fault.They are totally in the wrong by not protecting you
at all.This is bullying.Your worth has gone down.
If it happens again and you feel you are in danger
including taking your life get some help right away.You don't deserve that at all.You need to call the police.Maybe when you leave the house and
are on your way to school get in touch with someone right away.As hurt as you are, you are able to tell someone is a sign that you want to live.I have been hurt like that too.I understand what you are going through.I just reached out.I really encourage you to talk to the police or someone like a social worker,school councellor.If you feel you don't want to come home from school
then call an authority and tell them what is going on and that you are not safe.You are worth
living and just by writing your story I am very proud of you.Life has so much to offer.Those people that are hurting you are in the wrong.You have done nothing wrong just keep living.There
are so many things out there for you.Live in light not darkness,because you are well worth it.!!!

Rita M

Jan 22, 2012
The Horror
by: Anonymous

Josh, I can't believe that your parents would abandon you to those sick, sadistic monsters for brother and cousin and allow them to beat and berate you 24/7...how dare they! Your so-called brother and your equally so-called cousin are bullies. I really hope that you're out of that house now and if not, you can and will be in further danger and they can and will continue to brutalize you because they have no respect for you and your rights as a human being and they've proven that already just by those nasty injuries that they already inflicted upon you. They have the mindset that you are to be submissive and obedient at all costs, so please GET OUT THAT HOUSE NOW!!! Next time they lay a hand on you, please tell someone you really trust and keep telling until he/she will finally listen to you and help you.

Jan 25, 2012
they are at fault
by: Tim L.

It definitely is your parents fault; they are not taking your feelings or your needs or your right to safety and security seriously. The solution is not to hit them; someone older has obviously hit them already to make them so angry and violent. Your parents need to make it so that you are NEVER left alone with them again and find real solutions to stop your older siblings from harming anyone else. But they obviously need professional help to do this and you have an absolute right to get out from under this abuse whether they are blind or not; please tell someone so you can get the help you need.

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