cyberbullying, child abuse, bullying
Bullying in America is epidemic. It is an alarming issue throughout the world.
Nearly 1 in 5 students in an average classroom is experiencing bullying
Bullying starts in many American homes.
Each year, siblings abuse 19 million children…in their own home.
My name is Nancy Fox-Kilgore, http://www.siblingbullies.com
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To present hopeful educational information that heightens awareness about, bullies, bullying, and child abuse. It helps uncover that bullies, whether they are cyber bullies or aggressive bullies that utilize face-to-face contact, are often created in home settings. Cyberbullying is often first practiced on siblings. Siblings are now being publicly humiliated, rejected, or hated.
Because of our present economy that provides conditions where children are not supervised or parented, the basic goal is to impart prevention information that keeps us safe from the aggressions of children/adolescents and those who are yet unborn.
It is a beacon of light to all adult survivors who are recovering from sibling abuse in their childhoods. Many adults recovering from sibling abuse can have: distrust, difficulty in relationships, addictions, eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, and poor parenting patterns.
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Stat For Today: 53 out of a 100 children, are seriously abused by a sibling
Bully-Proof Thought:To alleviate bullying within a family, have weekly family meetings.
Thought For Adult Survivors: The thoughts systems that many adult sibling abuse survivors walk around with are not logical. The trauma can live in distorted thinking and can last a lifetime: “I must be bad if my sister(s)/or brother(s) did this to me.” “I am not worthy of happiness. I am worthless because my brother(s)/sister(s) said so.” “I am powerless. I need someone outside of me to take care of me.” “Nothing good ever happens for me.” Pinpoint negative statements and balance with supportive, compassionate thought patterns: “This was a bad morning. The afternoon will get better.” “I have a positive inner core and I can feel empowered!”
Commentary: PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often associated with sibling abuse and bullying. The symptoms of PTSD are: agitation, mood swings, depression, anxiety, wanting to isolate, inability to focus, sleep disturbance, feeling that one is going crazy. PTSD is associated with an event or a pocket of time where the brain was overwhelmed. Individuals with PTSD are misdiagnosed everyday in America. Many people with PTSD are diagnosed with bi-Polar, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, etc. Many adults with PTSD are not able to connect their present lives with the trauma that was perpetrated by a sibling. It is considered a taboo to think that a sibling could do harm to one’s life. Individuals with histories of sibling abuse can be suicidal and have PTSD.
The road of recovery for many survivors of sibling abuse is to get the right diagnosis. It is, in the majority of cases, related to PTSD. PTSD from childhood is called “Complex PTSD.” It is one of the most resistent form of PTSD and hardest to recover from.
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