Archive for September 18th, 2013

September 18, 2013

Michael Pearl’s Dangerous Child Training Advice and Renal Failure: Cindy’s Thoughts

September 18, 2013

When Hitting Means Love: Rochelle’s Story

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HA note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. “Rochelle” is a pseudonym.

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Trigger warning for To Break Down a Child series: posts in this series may include detailed descriptions of corporal punishment and physical abuse and violence towards children.

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I don’t remember my first spanking. I actually don’t remember all that many specifics about spanking.

I remember dad breaking the plastic spoon on me…and then a switch….and then another switch….and then pulling off his belt and using it on me. I remember the sick feeling that I would get when mum would pull dad aside to tell him about how school went that day. That I didn’t get everything done again.

That I spent the day listlessly looking out the window in tears, trying to process moving again and dealing with depression as a 10 year old.

I remember the welts, the screaming, the bruising…

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September 18, 2013

Desertification, China, and Climate Change

 

Desertification, China, and Climate Change.