Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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Crying – listening to a neighbour whack her emotionally distraught young child ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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I look forward to the day they make hitting children illegal. Hitting your child is domestic violence. I am glad to see countries making it illegal – as France recently has.

One of my neighbours, was just whacking her child (again) – and I could hear the sound of the hits. Her already distraught child’s crying & sobbing – getting louder with every hit. He was literally screaming in the end.

I sat sobbing listening to it. I desperately wanted to go over there and take the child away from her. Give the child a huge hug and show him some much needed empathy and compassion.

I don’t care whether I am unpopular or not – I will say it – hitting your child is domestic violence.

I don’t care whether people want to label me ‘judgemental’. Yes – I am judging and discerning that hitting a child is not necessary for good parenting, and if you hurt your child by hitting them – then you are a child abuser.


If that mother was being hit by her partner – she could phone the police and get him arrested for assault and domestic violence. Yet, doing that to her child is ‘legal’. If I phone the police about a child getting hit, they will probably do nothing.

It’s disgusting.

How any parent can say they love their child – and then hurt them to the point they are sobbing and screaming – is disgusting. That is NOT love.  

It is 100% physical abuse. Parents who then tell their child they deserved to be hit, are also emotionally and psychologically abusing their child.

And the worst part – is so many ‘parents’ feel absolutely no remorse, have no conscience, to shame or guilt about abusing their children.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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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. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “Crying – listening to a neighbour whack her emotionally distraught young child ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Physical, emotional, and psychological discipline IS abuse and I suffered much of it growing up. My mother seemed to enjoy punishing me, in addition to the years of rape by my brother which began when I was 10 and continued for 9 long years. In Canada there are laws against the use of physical punishment, a very contentious issue indeed. There a people who think it is the parent’s right to spank, hit and punish their children by any and all means available to them. Beating your child into submission does not accomplish anything, other than damaging the child physically, emotionally and psychologically.
    Physically disciplining a child is wrong, and it is abuse. The parents should be reported to the proper authorities for child abuse.

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