April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
"I have had to counsel scores of persons over my lifetime. People come to me on the verge of suicide, in the depth of despair. Some are bitter, many are angry. The most common problem I unearth during these sessions is the emotional and psychological damage done to these people as children.
Many were brutally beaten by savage parents, but strangely, the physical beatings are not the problem. It’s the verbal abuse that scarred them, parents who told
them they were dunces, idiots, worthless, that they would amount to nothing. Verbal and emotional abuse of children can scar them for life.
Abuse of children of any kind is abominable, but it may surprise you how powerful an effect verbal abuse has. If it can negatively affect an animal, imagine what it can do to a young, impressionable child. Bless your children. Do not curse them.
Read more from the book: The Courage to Conquer, p.173
Tony Williamson is a motivational speaker and author of the book, "The Courage to Conquer: 9 Inspiring Strategies to Be Bold, Overcome Obstacles & Forge Your Fantastic Future!" For more information please visit www.tonywilliamson.org and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tonywilliamsonbooks. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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