June 30, 2009

Dad who beats mom will not beat children?

An alienator may assume that if a parent had been physically abusive with him or her, it follows that the parent will assault the child. This assumption is not always true.

I guess Stuart does not read reports by the American Psychological Association, specifically the report entitled Violence in the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family written in 1996 which states:

•40 to 60 percent of men who abuse their wife or girlfriend also abuse their children

I don't know about Stuart, but I do not think I would be risking any child with 40-60% odds. Would you?

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