Category: Bullying

How Childhood Trauma Can Make You Sick

If you don’t know how to say no, your body will say it for you through physical illnesses. —Dr. Gabor Maté The long-term effects of ACES Life experiences in childhood that are lost in time and then further protected by shame and by secrecy and by social taboos against inquiry into certain realms into human […]

Lies. Lies. Lies.

Lies. One after the other. Science! Brain scans! Dishonesty begins early. This is all is very interesting to me. Studies now show how lying begins early and I get that! I was a victim of “lies” upon “lies” when I was a child. It made me feel like I was going insane. We all tell little […]

Tickle Torture

“TICKLE TORTURE!” my brother screamed. He held me down. I struggled to get away. “Stop!” “Tickle torture,” he laughed. He held down both my arms with his one hand above my head. I struggled to get away. He had his other arm free. He tickled me. I shrieked! I was laughing but screaming. “STOP IT!” […]

Childhood Emotional Neglect

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. —Frederick Douglass Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) | Harmful as physical abuse! It’s harmful. It is an invisible abuse. Something we often do not talk about. But now science is telling us that it is just as harmful as physical abuse. Oh yes—I think […]

Sexual Abuse

Survivors of atrocity of every age and every culture come to a point in their testimony where all questions are reduced to one, spoken more in bewilderment than in outrage: Why? The answer is beyond human understanding.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror No more […]

Child Neglect Hurts!

All children are born to grow, to develop, to live, to love, and to articulate their needs and feelings for their self-protection. —Alice Miller Child Neglect. It Hurts. Children Matter! “Would you like to go out for a bite?” I asked my husband. It had been a long week. I was tired. “If you like,” […]

Sibling Bullying

She wrote me that she felt terrorized. She travelled in the car – her bully was there. She ate at the kitchen table – her bully was there. This little five-year-old girl, Little Laura, told me that she had to walk to school with her bully. At school, her bully, with his predatory behaviour, was […]