Although children will never understand exactly what happened to create the tension or outburst, they will learn that it is okay to be cruel and hurtful as long as you say you’re sorry and bring presents. They will believe that it is normal to disrespect the people you love. They will learn to express their own feelings by degrading and hurting others or by allowing themselves to be degraded and hurt. No matter how violence in a home is experienced, emotionally, physically and/or sexually, our children are always harmed.
Children that grow up in homes where physical and emotional violence exist learn to live with, and adapt to, the cycle of violence. The tension builds, the violent outburst occurs, and the “honeymoon” phase follows. The victims (children included) live for the honeymoon phase. The children often know that this is the time when the abuser is loving. Mommy and Daddy are happy again and maybe the family has some fun together.
News and Events
The porting of the old website over to the new WordPress based website is complete…
Porting things over to the new WordPress based website.
Transferring files is slow work.
Harmony At Home enjoyed our 5th Annual Luncheon at Corral de Tierra Country Club on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Over 250 people gathered and enjoyed a delicious lunch while hearing inspiring stories from youth that have been positively impacted by Harmony At Home’s programs. Salinas Police Chief, Kelly McMillin spoke with eloquence as he clearly articulated the importance of programs helping youth break the cycle of violence. The Guests, Volunteers, Youth presenters, Board and Staff all contributed to the success of this annual event, helping us to surpass $50,000 in donations. Thank you! For more information call 831-625-5160.
On a rainy morning, I’m working on the website.