Inside view of abuse

The title of the review is, I survived child abuse for years — here’s what everyone gets wrong about it, but, I, and probably most other psychologists, cannot be part of “everyone.”


This informative, interesting little essay in Readers’ Digest sets out exactly my understanding of child abuse. Do read it — but also read my short story Armour-Coating Our Kids, and if you haven’t already, my novel, Hit and Run. Both of these carry the same lessons.

And keep your eyes open for opportunities to lead victimised kids to a good life.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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4 Responses to Inside view of abuse

  1. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Dear Bob,
    Thanks for always looking out for ways to help people.

    Never Give Up
    Joan

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  2. Cassandra Hue says:

    I agree with almost everything in that essay, but ” Kids need to hear, “If anyone hurts you or threatens you, tell a trusted adult. You will never be punished for telling the truth.”” made me react viscerally.

    I think the first sentence is correct. But there are so many instances where children (and adults) *are* punished for telling the truth. While that’s a complexity that children may not be able to fully comprehend depending on age, I think framing reality with nuance rather than absolutes is a better path.

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