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December 12, 2019

What Is Abuse?

Every month our students have to memorize one of our creeds. This month is creed #3

what is abuseI WILL USE WHAT I LEARN IN CLASS, CONSTRUCTIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY TO HELP MYSELF AND MY FELLOW MAN, AND NEVER TO BE ABUSIVE OR OFFENSIVE.

This week I would like to talk about abuse. I especially teach my students, children and teens, that words can be just as abusive as physical abuse. If your parents tell you to do something and your child lashes out with mean or violent words, this is Abuse. Everything starts with a small spark. Parents, if you let your children use the wrong tone with you, they will naturally move to the next level, talking back to you with an attitude. Sometimes you can sit them down and let them know that their attitude is not appropriate. If you let it go, it will continue, it will grow into something you can’t stop. Parents, there comes a time in your life with your child when you will draw a line and your child will intentionally cross it to see what you will do. That’s the most important moment. If you let it go because you’re tired or just don’t feel like dealing with it, it will turn into a verbal abuse and possibly physical abuse. Maybe not with you, but someone else. Take each trial from your child to sit down and discuss how they should act and what you expect. Do it with love but be firm. Discipline when it is necessary.

We can’t let verbal or physical abuse become something children see normal in their lives. Remember, when your child makes a mistake they learn a lot from your reactions.

Tom Hogue
Self Defense 4U

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