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Jun 23, 2008
INDEED!
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I agree with you, Rose. When we make excuses for sexual abuse, we enable it.

Stay vigilant to protect those precious little granddaughters of yours.

And Rose, you'll notice I did not post the lovely photo you included of you and your "little angels." Just so you know, I do not permit personal photos of children on my site, partly because I cannot verify who they are, but mostly because I have no way to stop someone with perverted motives to use photos of children on my site in twisted and illegal ways. I'm sure you understand.

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

Dec 14, 2008
Obviously Kids Don't Lie
by: Anonymous

Instead of assuming the absolute worst, next time you have your babies, take them on a trip to the doctor. Have a doc check them out to make sure things are fine.

Bruises don't necessarily mean abuse. I lived with my dad growing up and as a little girl, I wanted to fit in better, so I would wrestle or play football in the front yard. I would have fun, but get scrapes and bruises...It's called being a kid. Unless you lived in a bubble as a youngster, I'm sure you had some, too.

Take them to the doctor and make sure things are fine before jumping to conclusions.

Note from Darlene: Anonymous, I removed your offensive remark. While I don't disagree with your assessment, I suggest you check out my page Signs of Physical Abuse page to get a better idea yourself of what is considered "normal" vs "suspicious" bruising. I would appreciate if you would keep your tone more respectful on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

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

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