Changing times and shifting lifestyles lead to confusion and uncertainty in many families. This can lead to abuse of children and wives.
Family violence is a crime. It can be psychological or physical abuse of any family member, and ranges from insulting, threatening, yelling, grabbing, biting, hitting, punching, kicking to raping or even killing.
Some people are unable to discipline their children in a loving way. Because of a lack of knowledge and self-control, they abuse the child. Sometimes they repeat the bad experiences they had as children. Afterwards, they generally do not feel good about it. This damages their self-esteem – even their pride – and destroys the parent-child relationship.
Violence on children may result in lack of trust, permanent physical or mental damage to them, suicide attempts, and even death.
Wives may be abused by their husbands and vice versa. This can start with a small argument and end in a beating causing serious physical and emotional damage and possible marriage breakdown.
How do you avoid violence in your family?
Talk about your disagreements with a family member. And listen.
At all times, practice self-control
Always think positively. Think of your love for your family. They are part of you – your own flesh and blood.
If you cannot control your temper, seek the help of other people such as your own parents, relatives, or close friends. Otherwise, seek professional help.
If your feel angry, lonely, inadequate, resentful and disappointed, remember that other people also feel these things. Try not to resort to violence.
You can form group-therapy sessions if you want to change your behavior, such as group meetings of parents.
Do not be ashamed to seek advice from other family members and close friends.
Show love and respect to everyone in the family.
Source: Things Adults Can Do To Stay Healthy. World Health Organization
It’s not my birthday, not even Mother’s Day but I’m posting these letters from my kids when they were so much younger. I think I have posted these letters nine years ago this month. Reading them again made be feel happy and sad. Happy because I felt loved by my children. Even if they were young they were able to express their thoughts in writing. I also feel sad because I no longer receive similar letters from them. But I know both of them still love me just the same.
The last letters were from hubby and another one from my daughter on her graduation day. I think I have posted both letters separately on this blog.