Re: DSM: Dawn's theory about kids getting hit

From: leslie (
Date: Thu Nov 15 2001 - 12:58:38 EST

yes, i agree that the minister's approach to seeing and dealing with
child abuse is certainly the most sane and effective approach. when we
try to stop child abuse by embarrassing and shaming a parent it is
harmful and perhaps just an indication of our hidden personal anger.
shame is child abuse, it is only another component of the cycle.
nothing good for the parent or the child can come from shame or
bullying. it only can contribute to the cycle. it's a sad state of
affairs when the political becomes more important than the personal. a
little personal contact and kindness can go a long way toward healing.
i was glad to read your post,


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