Your other children already know something is terribly wrong, and they deserve to hear the truth from you.
Most are old enough. They see other children in school and discover other families are nicer, so they don’t talk about their own. They are afraid to bring friends over to visit because of how their troubled brother or sister behaves–pestering them, upsetting them–then those friends talk about it with fellow students and their own parents. Word gets out about your family and people form opinions, especially teachers.
Siblings also feel unsafe and insecure. They … Continue reading