What one word describes your childhood?
No child is powerful enough to control the abusive actions of an adult or anybody else. IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT :) No matter how many times the abuser said it was. No one deserves to be abused by anyone. You were used as a punching bag.
My heart goes out to all of you who were hurt as children. What I said and do is, children do not deserve abuse verbally or physically, and I don't do it. Praise, attention. respect, care for, and love and lots of hugs is what I do. And...No name calling, slamming doors, silent treatment, hitting your siblings; NOT allowed. Ever! Love to you all. Break the cycle. If you do that, you're doing the best thing. And, by the way, YOU are a good person.