There are SO MANY of these stories. And many more stories that don't make the headlines, of children being neglected and abused.
An incident starts with anger. The stepfather or stepmother gets triggered by something. Probably something from her past, from her own childhood.
This is what we mean when we talk about nonviolence and NVC. We are talking about life and death.
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Zhana is the publisher of the annual Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence and the author of Success Strategies for Black People and Affirmations for Parents.