This one is serious folks.
I grew up knowing child abuse, from the inside. My mom was divorced from her husband in 1954, when divorcees were assumed to be loose women. She faced a lot of pressure that became a heavy burden to her. She ,after a while, did not know how to handle it.
Abuse started. It started with the mental abuse. Once the person is under the thumb mentally, they do not know how to get free. My teachers at school saw the bruises, but no one said anything. Even all the way through high school, the bruises were there, but no one interfered. Even today, the idea of being beaten with a wooden coat hanger can bring back bad, angry memories.
I try to make them fade out, try to over come the anger. I realize now that mom had problems and did NOT know how to handle them. Today there are options available to every one in the USA that did not exist back in the fifties. Today, we have no excuse for looking away. CPS in many states make many mistakes. Sometimes they persecute the wrong people, sometimes, they ignore a serious problem until it’s too late. Help is available
There is no excuse for ignoring bruises, and cries, and screams.
STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW before it is too late. Please offer help, do not look the other way.