The Common Form of Child Abuse You May Not Have Heard Of

Photo by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels

I go back and forth with myself every day about whether or not what happened to me “counts” as abuse. I had a roof over my head, we never got the utilities shut off, and we always had food to eat. My parents didn’t fight often. I was disciplined by spanking with a wooden paddle, but that’s hardly unusual. In those respects, I feel very lucky.