Children… and the Cycle of Abuse

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The cycle of abuse continues as children learn from parents and families. We have to change how we treat people so that our children will learn to treat all with love,  kindness, and respect… instead of with abuse so the cycle of abuse will be broken.

Children…
and the cycle of abuse.
They watch and hear…
and accept the misuse.
For it becomes normal…
and what they expect…
as they learn from abusers…
who show no respect.
For they listen and learn…
and imitate what they see…
and that’s how our children…
develop an abusive mentality.
And some of our children…
become victims again…
with a victim mentality…
as the cycle won’t seem to end.
For the cycle of abuse…
continues again and again…
with more abusers and victims…
with these messages we send.
So stop the abuse now.
Treat all with love, kindness, and respect!
Then children will imitate this…
and these good behaviors we can expect.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2015.

Dear Lord, only You see the multitude of children who are witnessing abuse every day. You see the wounds inflicted upon them and the acceptance occurring of such negative behaviors. Open they eyes of parents and others who influence our children to see how their negative words and actions  negatively impact the lives of our youth.  Deliver all Your children from this evil and set them free from the abuses of their past. Stop the cycle of abuse so abuse will continue no more. Bring healing and restoration to all victims of abuse… even to those abusers who were once victims themselves. Help us to treat all with love, kindness, and respect as we learn to walk more like You… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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15 thoughts on “Children… and the Cycle of Abuse

  1. I completely agree, I talked to a young girl who has had to change schools because she was cyber bullied by a group of children (13+) I understood her pain but was lucky that I was in my 30’s before I experienced it. After several I got the names of 2 of the known girls and it blew my mind that the horrible names and smear campaign they were orchestrating sounded all to familiar to me. As did one of the last names. Like mother, like daughter. So sad for a small community.
    I have had several honest talks with my kids and vow to never participate in this nonsense.

    • Amen!! I totally agree with you. After being bullied and verbally and emotionally abused for years, I would never allow my children to behave that way. I always told them to treat everyone the way that they would want to be treated. I have also seen… Like mother, like daughter. Or like father, like son. These are learned behaviors as the cycle of abuse continues generation after generation. Thanks for your encouraging words.

  2. This is so true Angel. Children learn so much from their parents and other adults around them. Not only the abusive ways, but general bad attitudes, bad behavior, bad language, etc. As adults with children around us, we need to model goodness. If we can’t, we need to learn restraint…

    Steve

    • Amen!!! Unfortunately, too many people do not even see a need to treat others with kindness. They were raised with anger and hatred and it is a way of life for them… as they cycle continues. I pray that God will touch their hearts and bring transformation to their lives.

      • It’s hard to imagine, but what you say is true. I believe hatred is a learned behavior. The propensity for it may be in all of us, but if it is encouraged in our lives, that’s what grows inside us. And it is passed along to others too.

        We often get back what we give to others, that’s why God commands us to treat others as we want to be treated ourselves…

        🙂

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