Honor Thy Children
 Honor Thy Children

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It's called "Honor Thy Children" because if all children were treated right, There would be no abuse in this world. Children start learning from the time they are born.  If they don't see abuse, then they don't for the most part abuse others when they are grown. The abuse wouldn't be passed from one generation to the next.  

If you stop abuse in a family you are doing more than just helping that one person.
 You help that person, and their future generations to come.
 You help the siblings out by showing, and providing them with information that abuse is not "normal"

Love does not have to hurt...
Control is control and it's not good in any marriage...
beatings are not suppose to happen, no mater who it is in the family...
Sex between an adult, and a child, is not good in any circumstance.  Regardless of what the adult said!

You embed a thought into the siblings. They may when they get older, and if they get
Therapy, reverse their whole notion on what is normal behavior,

The adults learn what is accepted behavior.
 Some change, some do not.
some just repeat the same pattern over again. Others lives change for all the good reasons.
A  child learned that his whole life didn't have to revolve around abuse. He can change. His offspring wont know abuse, because he chose not to repeat the pattern of abuse.

So his children are raised, and the pattern of abuse stops.
a better pattern is there now.  No more child abuse.

This didn't happen over night.  New ways of dealing with things were established.  Tools to cope, as well as deal with everyday situations.  Some may of been copied from a very close mentor.  Or Therapy.  Clergy.  But please remember,

"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the welfare of our children is intimately linked to the welfare of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. If one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will be responsible for the violent act. The good life for our own children can be secured only if a good life is also secured for all other people's children."

-- Lilian G. Katz, Ph.D.
Director, ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Professor Emerita, Early Childhood Education


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