I've done alot of awful things in my twenties and thirties and even forties because of anger and stress I am now 56 and my past haunts me. I was diagnosed with Depression and PTSD which could be used as an excuse for all my violent outbursts. I have learnt from my Doctors and mental health team that my childhood was torturous very violent very verbally abusive and if my parents was alive today they would be doing decades behind bars. Today smacking a child can find a parent facing the judge and rightly so.
Parents must realize the danger of abuse the harm it can do to so many people because a child facing daily abuse can and probably will go on to abuse and even murder. My parents took their frustrations out on me in so many ways and it destroyed my life and I destroyed others lives . Abuse is like a virus and I hope with the new laws in place will make people feel much more safe.. I only wish I was born later as only now government has realized the damage abuse can be to vulnerable people. I am so sorry so guilty for what I did but my parents never ever said sorry even on their death beds I wish they were alive to see the advertising and prison sentences that is now given to abusers.