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Rules Enforced In Incestuous Families

The family is the primary vehicle to socialize children about what is appropriate behavior within a family and society. Since it is critical for children to feel they are connected to the significant people in their lives, they usually conform and accept the family’s rules. In abusive households, family members many times have to sacrifice what is needed for healthy functioning to survive their living environment.

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Cycle of Child Abuse Trauma—Part 2

As I discussed in Cycle of Child Abuse Trauma—Part 1, the cycle begins with the “Original Setup.” This post, however, talks about this cycle in terms of adult survivors.

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Media's Sex Education Campaign

Anyone that says the media has no role in sex education, that it is just “reflecting everyday life,” is either blind or doesn’t care to understand how powerful its messages of “anything goes” are to young children. To the tens of millions of American citizens like me who were raped and forced to live in a sexualized household as a child, I say they are dead wrong.

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Cost of Protecting Children

Since the cost of making sure children are attended to properly is hardly ever discussed openly, I thought it would help to shed some light on this. Federal, state, and local legislatures preside over the allocation of hundreds of billions of tax dollars every year because of abusive parenting. We don’t talk openly in America about the tens of millions of children being abused each year, and we certainly don’t talk about what it costs us. So, I am providing a glimpse of what goes on in legislatures all over this country every year.

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Narcissistic Parents Are Harmful To Children

Did you grow up with a narcissistic parent? Both my mother and father were and, unfortunately, I was the brunt of their angry and selfish behaviors. Narcissists have an inordinate fascination with themselves. They would rather risk the loss of true relationships than reveal a chink in their fragile egos.