Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

‘A profound realization’ that spanking is domestic violence.

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Today, I wrote a comment about spanking (on an anti-spanking organisation page) – being a ‘complete lack of empathy and that adults expect not to be hit, but justify hitting their children and that abuse – which spanking is – is domestic violence’.

The reply back was ‘what a profound realization, that spanking is domestic violence’.

I don’t see this as profound. It’s common sense to me. I extend to my children the same interactions and dignity, I expect for myself. I don’t want to be hit, so I extend this same attitude/dignity/compassion, to my children.

spanking is abuse

But, in a world where many children are abused every day, in ways considered ‘normal parenting’ – like spanking, being called derogatory names, yelled at, belittled, shamed, punished in all manner of ways etc….. it would seem the way I view spanking, is considered profound. I know it is a deeper level of love, empathy, compassion, respect.

I am someone more concerned about the rights of innocent children, than worrying about whether I upset parents by calling what they do – abuse. Children don’t have a choice in the parents they get…….. so people need to be a voice for them. And the more voices that speak up for children, hopefully the more parents will listen and change.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle.

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