Using Children

  • Published: Saturday, 07 September 2019 23:27

Using the Children

Threatening or hurting someone we love is a tactic to insure compliance. Batterers know that many victims are willing to suffer almost anything to protect their loved ones. Has or does your partner:

  • threaten to kidnap or kill the children
  • punish or deprive the children when mad at you
  • call you a bad parent
  • use visitation to harass you
  • tell the children things to affect their opinion of you or demean you in front of them
  • refuse to participate in the care of the children
  • use the children to make you feel guilty
  • threaten to sexually abuse the children if you won’t have sex