I posted about ‘weighted blankets’ on my page just now and a survivor stated how as a child she would wrap herself up in a heavy blanket and sing to herself until she fell asleep.
I am sat writing this with tears pouring down my face, trying not to sob.
Children should not be needing to seek safety, comfort and soothing from a blanket, because their parents are so abusive and neglectful.
So, so sad. And has triggered a lot of distress to remembering myself doing this as a child. Crying, scared, alone.
A child should not live in the level of fear, being unsafe, harmed, abused, alone, distressed …… trying to substitute a blanket for what the parents are meant to be providing. Continue reading