I don’t think I ever really thought of this behavior as “abusive” as I did “deeply moronic and logically flawed”, but one Australian doctor does and after hearing why I have to say I can get behind what he has to say. More
Topic: child abuse
A Florida couple have confessed to police to torturing two kids who were in their care. The couple in question, Jessica Rowland and Sean Pearson, allegedly subjected a 12-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy to “cruel and unusual punishment,” according to The New York Daily News. This includes locking the 12-year-old in a closet, shaving her head and forcing pills down her throat, among other atrocities. Seriously, I can’t even muster a Florida joke here. WTF is wrong with these monsters? More
I believe you. It’s not your fault.
The sentiment seems obvious enough, but it’s one that survivors of abuse don’t often hear. There is surviving the experience of abuse or harassment, then there is the debilitating isolation that comes from feeling like you have no one to turn to for help. A few simple words can make a world of difference to someone who has been violated – especially a young person. More
An Illinois mom lost custody of her kids because the family attended a controversial church that allegedly held naked rituals and engaged in other sketchy and outright abusive behavior. More
Disgusting. How can something that would be considered assault and battery on an adult, be considered an acceptable form of punishment for a child? If you paddled an animal it would be a crime. But not a child? Why are we leaving our children so vulnerable? This is not an issue that should be left up to the state, obviously. More
Missing boy Charlie Bothuell was found alive, and he may have been an abused runaway. More
My father used to tickle me. He would hold me down and have my sisters tickle me. I would be tickled until I wet myself, and we all know, it’s all fun and games until someone pisses all over their pants. I hated being tickled. More
This is unbelievably horrible; 26-year-old mom blogger, Lacey Spears, was arrested yesterday and charged with murdering her five-year-old son Garnett, by poisoning him with sodium. She has been charged in Westchester County, N.Y., with second-degree depraved murder and first-degree manslaughter, according to her indictment. She turned herself into the police and then proceeded to plead not guilty.
Basically, as a mandatory reporter, it came down to this: I’d always rather accidentally hurt someone’s feelings than let a child continue to be hurt because I was too much of a wuss to say something. More
Children are neglected, abused, and murdered daily and for money and manpower to be wasted on this case is totally infuriating. The fact that kids die daily due to actual child abuse and a family is investigated for a slightly questionable photograph – which technically shows nothing other than a man posing shirtless while hanging out with a fully clothed kid, shows that in this case CPS is totally in the wrong. More
This got me wondering; in what other ways have I been abusing my child? So I started digging around the internet, which I don’t recommend without a healthy amount of wine or horse tranquilizers. More
People across the country have urged Montgomery to look at the circumstances that led to the poor decision to leave her children in the car: poverty, housing insecurity and a state-wide lack of access to affordable childcare – but he remains unmoved. More
Some idiot took a video of a baby being given what looks like a blunt – marijuana wrapped in tobacco papers. The video is disturbing, and is just the kind of thing people like to share, so that’s exactly what happened. Someone reposted the Vine, and proceeded to receive the wrath of the Internet. I don’t think the reposter should be getting any flack for this – but there’s got to be a way to find this idiot, isn’t there? More
I think a lot of parents with young kids worry about them getting involved in gangs, and want to scare them into staying away from them. But this is so not the way to do it, and this makes me think we have a lot of parents out there now who think using their “tough love” disciplinary methods and posting the videos online will get them their own sort of fame and notoriety. Did these people just not realize what they were doing was grotesquely wrong and also a crime? It scares me to think of how they were treating this child when they weren’t filming him. More