I came home to see this article shared today and felt compelled to share it with all of you. Before you read it I just want to say that I was this little girl except it was my step mother that did the abusing. It wasn't until I was in my early 20s that someone said something to me about how I was treated. Even though I was an "adult", I believed that I deserved this. After all no one said a word to stop it. No one said anything to me that told me that I wasn't all of the awful things the woman said I was or said about me to others when I was in earshot. If I could thank Christie in person for what she did, I would. That one moment of encouragement that she was able to get in planted a seed in that little girl. One I wish I had much earlier than I did.
And people, I read some of the comments people are leaving on the thread at Huffington. It's NEVER ok to yell at your kids like that. GET HELP! I have four of my own. Sure they try your patience and you may have a bad day but this is never ok! Ever!
A Father Curses Out His Young Daughter On the Street: How I Chose to Intervene
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