Day after day she withstood the whipping of his astringent accusations. And with today baring all resemblances of times past, she knew that the explosion of his temper was inevitable.
Attempting to remain low-key, her movements were slight and low in number. Deciding that the best way to evade a confrontation with him, would be to leave the house, she grabbed her jacket and headed for the door.
A few steps shy of her exit….
“Where do you think you’re going?” The tone of his voice composed yet demanding.
Thoughts of dashing through the door and possibly escaping what she’s sure is to come, began to flicker through her mind. In her head she could hear the screams of her conscious saying “Get Out Of Here”, but paralyzed by fear she found that running would prove to be impossible.
Sensing his closeness she began to tremble. Then from the corner of her eye she witnessed his hand reaching over her shoulder and abruptly pushing closed the door. Now Feeling the warmth of his breathe on her neck, she stepped forward and turned face to face with her abuser.
“I said where…are…you…going?” He asked, but this time sounding more hostile than before.
Tears immediately filled her eyes and she nervously opened her mouth and attempted to explain.
“I…I…I…” She began to stutter.
“Shut up!” He ordered.
In an effort to circumvent the splatters of spit that shot from his mouth, she turned her head, which proved to be a big mistake.
Shifting her attention back in his direction, she’s traumatized by the sight of his fist making it’s way towards her face.
Silenced by parental bullying
Question 2: Would you say that you have been a victim of parental bullying or ever bullied your own children?
You may be wondering how is that so, well according to bullyingstatistics.org, A bully is someone who is regularly overbearing. He or she looks to cause humiliation or discomfort to another, particularly if that other is weaker or smaller. This can be physical bullying, emotional bullying or mental discomfort and humiliation.
So what does this have to do with parental bullying? And I would say everything. It is important to understand that though physical abuse can and in most cases will cause a child to have a negative opinion of themselves, so does emotional and mental abuse (parental bullying).
It is my desire to always be truthful and that means that I have to be forthcoming with my own truth. So I’ll admit that I have been the victim of parental bullying. And to offer you even more truth, I have to admit that I have also bullied my very own children.
“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.