crossposted from Daily Kos
The first thing I laid eyes on this morning was “Newsweek Bombshell: Palin & Family Warned of “Emotional Child Abuse” by Judge “ Steven R. I am still trying to get my jaw back in place.
Wow what a coincidence. Not only does my aunt share the same initials with Sarah Palin,she acts like her too. I am going through the same thing with my daughter Ashley due to our Aunt Sherri’s ass act. That ass act being disparagement of my husband and myself resulting in my 14 year old mentally disabled daughter running away twice,trying to commit suicide,and placing herself in the company of two grown men that she doesn’t even know!
“Disparaging will not be tolerated-it is a form of child abuse,” the judge told a settlement hearing in October 2005″.
I like this judge,I really do. I’ve been putting up with our aunts vicious name calling,criticism,and hatred for 32 years. I can only hope that the judge we face feels the same way in that Aunt Sherri has in fact been emotionally abusive. After all,Ashley had spoken to her prior to both incidents. Ashley has also called me in tears after having spoken with our aunt on several occasions and said herself that “Auntie Sherri is mean. She says nasty things that are not ok. etc” Ashley has said that she doesn’t want to speak to our aunt but the staff at the group continue to hand her the phone when our aunt calls. Once Ashley is handed the phone she is afraid to say no. I have repeatedly asked that our aunt be removed from Ashley’s contact list but it has yet to happen.
Ashley’s case worker called yesterday and informed me that a motion would have to be filed in court in order to have our aunt removed from Ashley’s contact list. My lawyer is more than happy to oblige.
My parents were unable to prevent her from running me into the ground verbally. I have never had the kind of issues that my daughter does. I didn’t like the way I was treated but I survived the torment. Ashley is much too fragile mentally to be able to handle this. She has already suffered more than enough. Judge Suddock said
“It is the mother’s responsibility to set boundaries for her relatives and insure they respect them, and the disparagement by either parent, or their surrogates is emotional child abuse,”.
This mother has had enough. I will not rest until that bitch also known as Aunt Sherri is ordered to leave my daughter alone!
So then,what exactly is the difference between Sarah Palin and our Aunt Sherri? Sarah Palin is front page news. Sarah Palin is a political figure albeit a sorry one that I certainly do not want to see in the Oval Office. Beyond that they are pretty much same. While your average joe citizen more than likely will never make the news;I’m here to tell you,they are every bit as capable of causing their families heartache and pain. I can only hope and pray that no more damage is done. Not to our Country,not to my daughter and our family,nor anyone else who has suffered abuse at the hands of a family member.
Ashley will appear in court this afternoon to determine whether she will be released back to the group home or stay in Juvenile Hall pending the hearing. As hard as it is for me to admit this,I just assume have her remain in Juvenile Hall for now. At least there she is being cared for,closely watched and is unable to run away or try to harm herself again.
More to come as I receive additional information…