1. the state or period of being a child.
2. the early stage in the existence of something:
the childhood of the human race.
Childhood should be a carefree simpler time. When that is taken away you endure what I call "incesthood".
1. the state or period of being used sexually as a child.
2. the early stage in the existence of something horrible.
1. the action of having been sexually molested by a blood relative, i.e. father, brother, uncle etc.
There are hundreds of thousands of people out there who did not Have a childhood. A number of those people will go on to continue the epidemic of child sexual abuse. A number of those people will never speak of this to their families. A number of those people will support and hide any actions they survived. A number of those will do the work to get out of that destructive cycle and try to change for the health of it.
Too many families are expecting family loyalty without being loyal to the survivors of child sexual abuse.
I have explored the way to get a word into the dictionary and the main way a word is added is by usage. This posses a particular problem as there is a gargantuan majority of people who are survivors who will not come forward to be open about their survival. An aunt of mine who will not speak with me….she will speak At me but will never broach the subject of incest or child sexual abuse and I tried for 25 years! I have bookmarked the page to submit a word to the dictionary and will go back and fill
out all the reasons why I believe it to be a valid word. If you want to share this post with anyone or any organization who could begin to Use this word….well that would be Great! Peace.