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Posted 5/5/15
I see it in public now and then, although its not always noticed. If its happening near me I'll say something , and if its someone hitting a child I'll call the police.
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When I lived in Romania, I saw a (probably) Gypsy boy, a street urchin of sorts, kicked and beaten by a police officer for (probably) stealing. The kid was younger than I was, or about the same age (I was about 10-11), and I remember he shrieked horribly when the officer kicked him. That really got to me, Of course, there was absolutely nothing I could do.
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Posted 5/5/15
Depending what you mean by child abuse, I mean, in most Asian countries its acceptable to hit your child if they do something wrong, is it effective? Yes it is; it's an effective way of deterrence but just normally depends on how violent it is
Posted 5/5/15
I have witnessed it. Also, I was abused when I was a little kid as well. Asian parents are cray cray, especially mine.
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Sadly yes. I was a child myself so there was no way to report it as the adults around saw it as discipling children, even the police would have seen it as a private domestic situation best left to families. One of my friends, my best friend actually got us all to beg the neighbour not to hit her little boy. It worked for a little while until the neighbour threatened to beat anyone who begged for the boy so that stopped. He was the worse one that I knew about. We also had one babysitting who was somewhat abusive too. We had a party when she stopped coming. It turned out that the family had not known exactly how bad she was until we were grown and talking about her. They were shocked. We thought they had known. We'd been threatened with a beating ourselves for ever saying anything bad about any adult so we didn't complain. Strange you think when you have a mother who did not believe in hitting, only she failed to pass that message on to extended family.
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Posted 5/5/15

SurvivingHorror wrote:

Grim topic I know.

My babysitter used to watch all kinds of kids, of different ages, and she was the type of person who hated all kids except her own. I don't mean that as a joke, or a 'half-truth'. It was true. She hated all kids except her own. Her husband was the same way, but she was somehow worse.

Out of all these kids she watched, she only had one baby to take care of. She wouldn't pick the baby up like you normally would. Instead she would latch onto his arm, and roll him around. If she needed to carry him to, and from his crib, she would pick him up by his arm, and carry him over there. I saw this for the first time while watching television, and right away I could tell something was wrong. I mean I've never seen anyone carry a baby around by it's arm before, but the baby didn't scream or cry. So I had no idea if it was really child abuse or not. I always figured child abuse would have to hurt somehow, and sense babies are really sensitive, and he wasn't screaming or crying, I just couldn't be sure.

So when the mother showed up, I made sure I was outside, and I asked her if it hurt a baby to do this. She said yes. Needless to say that was the last time my babysitter ever watched that baby.

So what about anyone else? Ever witness child abuse? Did you do something about it?

Some people just shouldn't have children..

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Posted 5/5/15
i was abuse as a kid and now i have to fight to keep my little sister away from my father...who is abusing her in all the ways i have see him. i don't call hiom a dad
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Posted 5/5/15
My cousins like to pinch me so hard. I hate it when they do it on my cheeks.
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Posted 5/5/15

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My cousins like to pinch me so hard. I hate it when they do it on my cheeks.


I don't even...

But yes I have. What did I do about it? Jack shit. I use to care but now I take a pill for that.
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Posted 5/5/15 , edited 5/5/15
I've had to goddamn face it. My mother basically decided to take out her emotions and verbally lash out at me from a young age, and it caused me many problems. I still have to force myself to have the slightest resemblance of a "relationship" with her because of my state's law regarding divorce decree. It's awful. The sad thing is that I only really force myself to stick around because I think she could have an ounce of good in her, but at the same time, I don't. I'm glad I live with my father now, that's all I can say.

I almost feel like it very much affected my psyche in the long run and gave me indefinite trust issues. But I know deep down it's not ingrained in her entirely to be this bad, my mother didn't begin life as a heinously behaved nit but likely LEARNT the behavior from her own mother who by my aunt's, her elder sisters' words, was abusive in the same way. But she made a choice to become the way she did.

Nonetheless, I digress, I wish I could get her the help she needs because she's clearly mentally unstable in a multitude of ways beneath the disguises i've seen her feign when she wasn't being downright abusive. If not clearly depressed and extremely anxious to the point of literal tremor (that requires medications too), she's also got some symptoms that could constitute a personality or mood disorder-- perhaps that of which I was recently diagnosed with. Unless I can prove in a court or a legal institution that she's not sane, though, no one will take me seriously. My dad believes me but he tells me not to bother. In a sense I almost feel like it'd be justice to have someone professionally tell her what was wrong with her so that she'd clean up her act, but I don't think she ever could anyway and would continually deny those problems till the day she perishes. That's just the kind of person she is and it's downright angering cuz i'll never get closure in full from her at least and I'm forced to give myself it, over a longer time period, since she refuses to accept anything she's done as truth and she continues to look at her stupid reflection and actually think herself "perfect"!

Also, my sister, who gets the longer end of the stick when it comes to my mother's lashings -- in a sense that she's so often away that she has never really dealt with my mother to the extent I have and therefore tends to side with her not knowing exactly what's happened to me-- would never forgive me if I forced my mom to get psych eval'd or sent her to a mental hospital.

Like it said, more or less, I am not ye of little faith at this point because I've improved my positivity but that doesn't mean i don't want to go over to her house and tell her I'm done with her for good, every single day, or text her a 'fuck you, i'm done, you're a garbage parent, don't ever talk to me again, goodbye'. But everytime I contemplate doing so or she thinks I don't communicate with her long enough, she manipulates me into coming back by saying that she'll not allow me to see my aunts, not allow me to see my sister, so on, and I stay, I stay and stay, even if I try to limit it to once a month. Like that's tolerable, I guess, but I still hate it.
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Posted 5/5/15
Maybe, when I was little I was watering plants at a friend's house and when his mom found out she got extremely angry. She starting yelling saying "WHO DID THIS??" and I pointed at him


She dragged him across the floor and started beating him with the nearest object she found....all this over plants. I don't know what she would have done to me if she found out that I accidentally broke one of her stone goldfish statues while playing.....
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My older brother. I was literally afraid to be around him unless my parents were home. When they weren't, it was hell. He straight up kicked me hard in the stomach when I didn't hold a disc right. He would try to suffocate me to keep me from crying. -.- Does that count as child abuse?
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Posted 5/5/15
I used to live above a family while on college that was always fighting. On two occasions when I heard the distinct sounds that something had gone too far I called the cops and the husband was taken away. I once was walking through a parking lot during the summer in Texas and saw a 3 year old child in his car seat alone with the windows down. I called the cops and they almost broke the window to let him out of the car that had reached 110 dig in under 7 min. Parents were arrested. If you think something is child abuse just ask yourself if it fits your serious description of the matter. Not what you think is child abuse, What you "Know" is child abuse and then act accordingly, Call the cops or talk with the kids school counselor. There are already a lot of people who would take interest in the problem if it was just brought to somebody's attention. you don't need to feel embarrassed or nervous about it, chances are that if it really doesn't turn out to be as bad as you think everyone walks away ok anyway, albeit a little shooken up and more aware of their actions.
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Posted 5/5/15
No I have not.
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Posted 5/5/15 , edited 5/5/15
I grew up with it so... ya, I guess.
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