In a very raw and emotional episode, Beth and Emily talk about their encounters with abuse and how that shaped their parenting. This episode is a bit longer than typical for Momfessions, but it is an important one that reflects on the generational damage caused by abuse and the hope cycle breakers can bring. It’s not an easy question to answer — how can you parent well after surviving abuse — but it’s one paramount to explore.
Fort Worth Moms previously published articles on this topic too. They are worth the read:
- How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse
- Momfession Monday :: I Survived Domestic Abuse
- Momfession Monday :: My Mother Was Abusive
- Momfession Monday :: Things I Learned Living with an Abuser
- My Mother Was a Bully
- Prevention Tips to Keep Your Child from Abuse
- Sexual Abuse Prevention Starts Now
Please reach out to these organizations staffed by people who want to help you break cycles in your life and family. These are also important parts of our community that need volunteers and financial support.
- National Domestic Violence hotline — 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 1-866-332-9474.
- One Safe Place
- SafeHaven of Tarrant County
- The Women’s Center
Original musical composition, “Play Time,” created by Jacob Tilton.