Stream of Consciousness Sunday: World Child Abuse Day

Here is my 5 minute brain dump as part of this great series. Here goes …

So, today is World Child Abuse Day. A day to think.

Child abuse ranges from physical, sexual, psychological, and economical types of abuse.

It’s a topic close to my heart. The stats never fail to make me cry.

Statistics vary widely on child abuse, mostly because an overwhelming number of cases are never reported (the last figure I saw in relation to sexual abuse was 88% of cases are UNreported).

Tonight I hugged my daughter a little tighter than normal. I can’t wrap her in cotton wool but I would give my life to protect her.

A much shorter post than normal but it I spent a lot of time thinking vs. writing.

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This is my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post at all.things.fadra.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

2 Responses to Stream of Consciousness Sunday: World Child Abuse Day

  1. I know how you feel. I work with children in the population you write about. It’s heartbreaking but encouraging that there are people like you who raise awareness on such an important issue. Seeing what I have seen and hearing the stories I have heard I too hold my daughter more closely and I thank God that she is safe and thriving and just like you I’d give my life to keep her safe.

    Thank you for this post.

  2. These words “I would give my life to protect her” is exactly how I feel about my son. Anytime I think about the innocence of a child stolen, I feel my face tense up and the fury inside me rising.

    If you care to read it, I wrote a post after a local (and horrible) case of child abuse ended in death. I called it “What Do You Do With the Mad That You Feel” because that’s the rage that lies within.

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