Acknowledgment

I found Yes I Can and was surprised to see acknowledgement of Sibling Abuse, which is so common and so invisible in the discussion of child abuse.  I have had to focus on the valid point of parental neglect to join discussions and receive support.  But if we talked more openly in our culture about sibling abuse and stopped calling it, or clearly distinguished it, from "sibling rivalry", I would feel much more validated and hopeful.  Shockingly the media talks a lot about school bullying without making public the obvious frequent connection to sibling abuse thereby continuing the "what happens in the home stays in the home" mantra that allows these horrific things to happen and emboldens families, such as mine, to feel righteous in disowning the victim for seeking help.  It is a lonely place to survive and shedding more light would help.  I wish there were more posts in the forum, but the fact that it exists gives me some little relief.

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