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.
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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
We are so proud and honored to announce that Maria Keilman-Heublein an avid runner has chosen to dedicate every mile that she runs in the Eurasion Marathon to promote the cause of preventing bullying. More specifically she is calling on all of you out there to join her by pledging donations to Harmony At Home as a show of support for her mission. The marathon takes place this Sunday the 16th of November, 2014. For more information about the marathon itself please click on: Eurasian Marathon Information. This wonderful mission of Maria’s is also great timing. If you make a donation to Harmony At Home between now and February 27, 2015, Monterey Peninsula Foundation will match 20% of that donation. Please support Maria Keilman-Heublein and Harmony At Home by clicking on: Donate to support Maria and designate Harmony At Home as your charity of choice. This act of generosity will make a positive difference in our battle to end bullying in our schools and communities. Thank you very much for your support.
We are very excited to be participating in Monterey Foundation Charity Match Program from now until February 27, 2015. Please donate by February 27, 2015 through Charity Match and help us receive a 20% match on your donation! Just click on: www.montereypeninsulafoundation.org., and designate Harmony At Home as the charity that you would like to donate to and Monterey Peninsula Foundation will take care of the rest. Thank you very much for your generous donation.