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Apr 17, 2008
An issue of "targeting"
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

We will never know what was going on with your mother, other than to say it was all about her. Nothing about what she did to you was about you.

If you haven't already read my "targeting" article in my October issue of Barriere Bits E-zine, (Issue #005) I suggest you do. Although you won't necessarily find specific answers for your situation, Why parents target a specific child for abuse does detail a host of reasons (again, I offer NO excuses for a parent to target a child).

If you are already a subscriber, you can access the back issues of the e-zine by clicking onto the appropriate link toward the bottom of any of the Barriere Bits newsletters you received in your Inbox.

If you aren't a subscriber, How do I access a back issue of Barriere Bits E-zine will take you through the steps.

UPDATE Why Parents Target a Specific Child for Abuse can now be accessed directly on this site.

There are stories on my site that reflect the "targeting" phenomena that you might find interesting, and might help you feel less alone. Two in particular are M Cathy's story of healing and Sara's commentary on targeting a specific child for abuse.

I wish you all the best in taking back your power.

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

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