How do you know if you or someone else is being abused when the abusers are the victim’s own parents?
Abuse can be hard enough to understand – and it doesn’t help when our culture spreads some common misconceptions that get in the way of recognizing when a child is being abused.
So what really counts as child abuse? And what about the idea that you should be grateful to your parents, no matter how they treat you?
Riley J. Dennis takes on some of the myths that prevent people from recognizing child abuse – and her important insights show how to approach child-parent relationships in a way that helps us notice unhealthy dynamics.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Compassionate Reminders Every Survivor of Child Abuse Deserves
- 6 Unexpected Ways I’ve Healed From Gaslighting Abuse and Learned to Trust Myself Again
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.