CPR Section House

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Still On My Mind

"Perhaps the most horrible effect of corporal punishment done to any child is that it is still in his/her mind . It will be there forever. As adults who suffered it , we may understand why it occured , justly or unjustly .  But it will never be fully reconciled . For every time it comes forward in memory , it is experienced as it first occured , before we can even begin to think about it." ...C. Powless

These are my words. Here are more words from greater thinkers than I that are worth some thought.

"We tend to forget at times that it is the littlest ones , the children , who do suffer the greatest hurt. If we cannot comprehend why certain sorrows are visited upon us , how on earth can they?"...Sharon Key Penman

"The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness."...Jane Smiley

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair a broken man."...Frederick Douglass

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."...Maya Angelou

" There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats a child."...Nelson Mandela

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