Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Alice Miller Defines Child Abuse

Alice Miller makes chillingly clear to the many
what has been recognized only by the few:
the extraordinary pain and psychological suffering
inflicted on children under the guise of conventional childrearing.
- Maurice Sendak

Alice Miller has written 13 books on child abuse. She has a PhD in Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology and researches childhood. She remains actively involved in changing the world children live in. Miller defines child abuse:

Humiliations, spankings and beatings, slaps in the face, betrayal, sexual
exploitation, derision, neglect, etc. are all forms of mistreatment, because
they injure the integrity and dignity of a child, even if their consequences are
not visible right away.

Check out her ideas and works on these links:

http://www.alice-miller.com/index_en.php Alice Miller

http://www.alice-miller.com/flyers_en.php?page=3 The Roots of Violence

http://www.alice-miller.com/flyers_en.php?page=2 Spanking is Counterproductive and dangerous

http://www.alice-miller.com/flyers_en.php?page=1 Every smack is a humiliation

Take Care...Be Aware

Nancy Lee

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