I Was Beaten As a Child

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    Spanked On The Bottom :(

    My mama always joked around that if i ever misbehaved badly enough, she would lift up my skirt and swat me. I never really took her seriously, until one day...when she left for a businnes trip for a few days. i invited a few friends over (I was 17? at the time) and they brought...
    starxtrooper123 starxtrooper123
    Aug 5, 2011

    It feels like my life was a neverending

    and one sided fist fight. My teachers at school would whack the children. The neighbour was quick at unslipping his belt. The priests would beat me after church. The children would pull my ears. My oldest brother would throw shoes at me. And I? I didn't really do anything. I...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 29, 2014

    I seen my beater today.

    ..I stood still not knowing what to do or say 💔 I hate him He made me this beastly thing I am today...I'm not happy with that I'm insecure.
    2coolqueeny 2coolqueeny
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    Hugs To All, We Are Grown Now... They Can't Hurt Us Anymore.

    I feel for you all. You are not alone. I know the place that we hide in. I'm still there sometimes. I'm 52 and the scars on my body tell a story. I see them and some I remember when I got them. Some just are there. My dad was ashamed of me. I wasn't athletic or boy enough...
    guythatwalks guythatwalks
    51-55, M
    6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

    My Parents Beat On Me When I Was Kid.

    I was born in Torrance California, in 1971. From the age of 9 til I was 18, they beat on me with pool sticks, leather sandles and baseball bats, on my legs back even on my head, there was times I could not go to class in elementry and jr high because of marks on me, or I could...
    bmxer36 bmxer36
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    Emotional Storm

    I have days where I feel strong and days where I don't at all. I get confused about the emotions I have attached to my childhood. Some days I can accept and appreciate my experiences while other days I am searching for a reason. I was beat frequently in childhood. Looking back I...
    Shattereddreams88 Shattereddreams88
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    My Secret Pain

    Without making a long story, My mother had an affair out of wedlok and I was born 9 months later. My name from my first rememberance was Little Bastard.  Not only was I not wanted by her or her husband, My real father packed up and left after my moms husband beat the heck out of...
    RAChapman RAChapman
    2 Responses May 20, 2012

    What Child Hood

    as a child i has a problem with math my mother would sit at the kitchen table with me for hours calling me stupid or you do not want to learn she would take a wooden spoon in those days they were real wood beat me across the head for hours or she would use a thick leather belt...
    ramhead ramhead
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013


    I look at my daughter and have flashbacks to when I was her age. I was beaten everyday no matter what. I knew that when I walked in the door that I was to assume the position and then I would be whipped with a dog leash. He loved to find new ways to scare me. I missed the bus one...
    iluvcardinals iluvcardinals
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 23, 2010

    My awful memory that still haunts me

    My older brother used badly  beat up me and my sister. We were put on the children protection list. My sister ended up in hospital twice and used to punch my sister when she was a baby. The time I remember the most is when he rammed h my head repeatedly on the wooden...
    Rlorenza Rlorenza
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2013

    Still Realizing How Bad It Was

    Something has stirred up my feelings this past week. I've had a good, stable life for years, but sometimes it comes back. I'm remembering being beaten so often, belts with buckles, switches from trees, wire clothes hangers, garden hose, extension cord, basically anything...
    PupMama PupMama
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    What Child Hood

    that story was written Steve S
    ramhead ramhead
    Jan 6, 2013

    Call Me Daddy

    I am writing down all the things that make me sad today. I feel it might be cathartic. My father committed suicide when I was 7 years of age. That will be the subject of another story. For now I want to write about the aftermath. My only memory of what followed is my mother...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2013

    questions. I was a witness of my mother abusing

    when I was 5, of my mother beating when she was pregnant. I was under constant stress of "what will happen next". I was constantly called vulgar names, the same my sisters and mother. My father was admired by his friends as he never showed this face in front of them. I rather...
    schyzo schyzo
    31-35, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    I was beaten by my older brother,

    he was 3 years older than me and bipolar. He was a great brother when he wasn't mad at me, take me fishing, bike riding and all that stuff...but when he was mad it was scary! He would beat on me until someone would stop him. I've gone to the hospital numerous times over his...
    phil2014 phil2014
    18-21, M
    Jul 24, 2014

    A Look Into My Fathers Anger(a Bit Graphic)

    As a child, my father was always 'angry' about something. It could have been the most beautiful day outside, a perfect blue sky with the sun shining down, its warmth touching every-ones skin, as if to hold them close. It was a beautiful day that day, we were going to the grocery...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Jul 26, 2009

    I was getting to move in with Disney

    and Daddy! I get to be a big sister! But it was a big change. From Oregon to Germany in a matter of hours. Disney is my step mom, no Disney is not her name... Anyway, Disney and me got along well. Until a few months later Daddy was sent to Afghanistan for duty. Than things got...
    AbusedAnd12 AbusedAnd12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    My Parents Were So Strict

    I was beaten pretty badly as a child.  Not the usual kind of spanking that a kid might get f they misbehaved, it was much worse than that. My parents were very strict Catholics and they were very old fashioned.  For even the slightest infraction we were punched...
    IOnceBelieved IOnceBelieved
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Apr 13, 2010

    My earliest memories are of terrible physical

    and emotional abuse. Discovering many years later that my father had undiagnosed severe psychological issues has done nothing to erase a childhood defined by savage and unprovoked attacks, leaving physical and emotional scars that my mother carried all her life, and that...
    recyclic recyclic
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    I have Jamaican parents

    and they were strict. My mom beat me and my father slapped me once. My mom would always grab my arms first and she always went for the legs first. She was so strong until I turned eleven. I was able to break free.
    negrilmiamigirl negrilmiamigirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    I Need To Forgive Them

    I am not religious but I have images of every god and goddess in my room. I am not superstitious but I have every good luck charm I know of. I have salt under my windows and quartz in my pillow, bottle caps and black feathers and mirrors and pentagrams that dangle from my window...
    TokenOfStrength TokenOfStrength
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2012

    My Mother Beat Me

    my mother beat me and my sisters i was beaten for trying to learn to write with my left hand my mother beat me with such rage. my mother had such rage issues. its like she enjoyed beating me and my sisters. some people dont desirve the gift of being a parent ..
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    22 Responses Mar 1, 2010

    Time To Tell

    I was the first of three children and my parents had us before they were both 22. We grew up in the 50's when it was OK to "keep your child in-line."I was the only girl as well, so I didn't "get it" as bad as my middle brother. Dad would take him into the garage and beat him with...
    MissTexas1981 MissTexas1981
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

    My Real Father

    he would hit me to solve problems he would smack my with his hand or he had a paddle about 3 inchs thick and he actually broke that on me i do hate him and feel guilty about hating him but he was a douche bag
    casper27 casper27
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 14, 2010

    I have two incidents from childhood

    that still remain in the darkest corner of my mind. The first was the time my father, in a drunken rage started beating on my mom. This time wasn't like other times. This time he was completely controlled by absolute rage. He had her on the floor and was trying to stomp on...
    SumRandomGuy1 SumRandomGuy1
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    Mommy Dearest

    Before I begin my story, I would just like to say that part of me regrets classifying this as "child abuse" becuse I've never bled, had cuts, or been abused like the unfortunate children you see on television or in the newspaper. I do however have a story, and the other part of...
    SmartyPie SmartyPie
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Feb 28, 2011

    My Brother and I Had Our Heads Banged Together

    It was actually a favourite punishment of my Father's. He would grab us by the ear or hair or usually both. Then he would knock our skulls together as hard as he dared. If we cried then he would give us something to really cry about, he'd let us know if we started crying it...
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    10 Responses Feb 14, 2009

    My Abuse Was By Christian Parents

    I grew up in a Christian home my mom and my dad were beating me over and over again constantly one time my mom turned the wholebunk bed over on me because i was scared of her and i wouldn't come from under it and once my dad stomped me in my stomach and inback and he kicked me in...
    darkangellights darkangellights
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Mar 17, 2012

    Me And My Sister Were Beaten As Children

    When I was in the fourth grade me and my sister went to live with my sister. My oldest sister didn't want to let us live with her  because she had a life to live, so our second oldest sister took us in. Our second oldest sister needed to live her life too. She was...
    jazzym09 jazzym09
    6 Responses Mar 24, 2010

    I was raised by an alcoholic mother

    who went in and out of marriages every chance she could. When I was about 10 she was divorcing her 4th husband and he said that because she was an alcoholic she wasn't fit to be a mother. He won me in court and I lived with him for about a year He would do horrible horrible...
    StaciCol StaciCol
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 9, 2014

    I Wasn't Just Beaten.

    Yes I was sexually abused when I was young, I won't say how young because my age would make you feel disgusted.But I resent my parents for letting me go alone, and not warning me so clearly of other grown men. I know there are other people out there who have been through worse...
    Doimatter Doimatter
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    And recently it has been showing up in my

    dreams :/ well this sucks.
    suckmyfrick420 suckmyfrick420
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    A Child Beaten

    I was beaten as a child by my mother, my mother had me at 18 years old and had depression very bad...although that is no excuse, she was also a single parent, from the age of 6 i can remember her hitting me, once she dragged me down the street by my hair....I've had black eyes...
    rookie rookie
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    Sharing my story helps me process my feelings,

    it's just hard to talk about sometimes. Growing up, dad was an alcoholic, and mum was addicted to pills. They both worked, so i rarely saw both in the house together. When I was very small things were very tough. My mum would have all sorts of horrible punishments she would...
    desertowl desertowl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2016

    and I dont want to complain about this.

    Sometimes I fully understand my parents, rationally I accept them. My father to be a choleric non controled high and strong man with a small intelligence and no sense of communication on a friendly, respectful way. My mother to be a very frightened woman who does not believe in...
    schyzo schyzo
    31-35, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    Bloody But Unbowed - Not

    I wish I could say that they beat me and I never stopped fighting. I fought them tooth and nail, I yelled at them and scratched and kicked every time they called me worthless. I wish I could say that I remained who I was, my character and personality intact after what they did...
    TokenOfStrength TokenOfStrength
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2012

    I Made Mistakes But Doesn'T Everyone?

    I remember when it first started, I will never forget it. it was my first day of 7th grade or sometime around there. I remember I was sitting on the front porch waiting for my stepdad to get home to let in the house. Well he gothome and iI could tell that something was differ...
    Johnnyboi3 Johnnyboi3
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 9, 2013

    Beaten By My Father

    I was beaten by my father during my childhood. I don't remember when it started or when it finished finished (but certainly until 14 y.o.). About every day he would take me to my room and beat (especially on my hands) and humiliate me. I can't remember the reason why. My...
    Kkk3 Kkk3
    36-40, F
    11 Responses May 12, 2010

    Nick And The Biology Assignment

    I picked John up from the airport so we could discuss Nick before he got home. John lived 45 minutes away from the airport, so we had plenty of time to talk. First I asked him why he wanted to come home early (he ended up not because the flight was delayed). He said he thought...
    JJLiz JJLiz
    2 Responses May 20, 2013


    I was more than spanked as a child, I was beaten, beaten to a bloody pulp on occasion. At the time, I was the oldest of 3. My 2 brothers were 5 and 6 years younger than me. I was expected to keep them in line. I was just a kid myself and was still learning right from wrong, how...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    Chain Reaction.

    My father beat and mentally tormented my mother, my elder brother and me. My mother beat and mentally tormented my elder brother and me. My elder brother beat and mentally tormented me.   I beat the dog when no one was looking;   and dreamed of...
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2010
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015


    It'r realy hard for me to talk about this... or write for that mattre... actually since it happend I may have gotten far enough to admit that I was abused... but eventhought I have been in therapy since then I've never talked about it... and I'm still not shure if I can... but...
    SamPrue SamPrue
    1 Response May 24, 2012

    Did It Help You to Get Beatings?

    From my earliest recollection the beatings started as soon as I could walk. My grandmother told me that my mother beat me for crying too much and for asking for things. I guess that might be why I have trouble voicing my needs now. As I grew older the beatings became more...
    facelessforgetable facelessforgetable
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2009

    I was beaten by my Mother from 2

    until I was 15. as were most of my siblings. As a response, I never laid hands on my children in anger. This circle is Closed!
    guiocopiano guiocopiano
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

    My Childhood.

    My dad was a horrible, horrible man born in 1934, 27 years my senior, me being born in 1961. He was a man of about 6 foot in height, with broad shoulders, slicked back hair, wrinkled face and a permanent frown. He always used to wear an old fashioned working class three pieced...
    MickBanksUK MickBanksUK
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

    Hm.. 2

    ok... I don't know how much further I can go now but I know that I need to get it written down eventualy... Its been over a year and I still wake up every night in panik, thought now I manage to keep quiet... I still need to go and make sure my family is safe... thought I know...
    SamPrue SamPrue
    1 Response May 25, 2012

    John And Zach

    This is a very long story about a serious situation that happened to my friend and his family two years ago. It is a repost. John is my best friend for over 20 years. I met him when I was 6 and he was 19. We had moved into the house next door to his parents on the day he joined...
    JJLiz JJLiz
    3 Responses May 20, 2013

    when I was a small child about the age of 2 I

    was beaten, I was beaten to the age of 10. im 14 now but I still remember some of the beatings like it was yesterday. my father is a drug addict, has issues with drinking, and has anger issues. he has been divorced 3 times and has 5 kids including me 2 of which he shares...
    justneedshope justneedshope
    16-17, F
    Feb 20, 2015

    A Heartless Mother.

    Starting from first grade, as a child I never thought much for the future. But, from the second day of school all I saw was a furious mother who didn't love me. It first began with her hands, curled up punching me on my torso or face. Her hands slapping me everywhere on my...
    repressedemotions repressedemotions
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2009
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