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To threaten a child for crying is a form of emotional abuse. Here are some stories about parents who threaten their children when they cry. Some parents have also killed their children for crying.
Well Go Cry Then
It's okay to cry as hard and as
long as you want to.. just make sure that when you stop
crying, you won't cry for the same reason anymore. --
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I once saw a mother say "Stop crying or I will hit you."
My partner's father once said to her, "If you don't stop crying I will hit you so hard you will remember it for the rest of your life."
A teen reports that when she was very young her mother threatened to put her outside the house and leave her there till she stopped crying. She then cried louder, out of obvious fear. But when the mother picked her up, her survival instinct stopped her from crying any more. Now this teen cries herself to sleep, hiding her tears from her family.
|Toyrianna Smith - Killed her son for
CHICAGO - Chicago police say 20-year-old mother Toyrianna Smith killed her infant son when he would not stop crying and then took the dead infant shopping with her.
Police say Smith took her 3-year-old daughter and 3-month-old son to a friend's home where she hung out with her friends, drank liquor and had her hair done, according to CBS station WBBM.
Later that night she stumbled into her room and slept. During the night her son, Ken Blackman Jr., began to cry. When Smith woke up, she allegedly slapped him in the face repeatedly and put a blanket over his head.
The child cried a second time. Authorities say Smith once again slapped him and put a blanket over his face, pressing down until his arms began jerking and he stopped crying. Prosecutors said friends asked the next morning why the baby was not moving and she said he was asleep. In the morning she allegedly dressed Ken and put him in a Baby Bjorn, then took the dead infant with her while she shopped for several hours.
A neighbor noticed blood on the child's blanket and thought the child was not breathing and called police.
The death was ruled a homicide by suffocation and an autopsy estimated the child was dead for up to 14 hours.
Smith allegedly confessed to the
murder and demonstrated for police how she struck and
suffocated the child.
|You Have To Be Strong They Say
- Writing by a teen
Go Cry Then
When Becca was 12 she went to her father and said "I feel like crying...." She wanted and needed to be comforted. She needed reassurance and wanted to know she would be accepted by her father, even when she not happy and smiling. Her father said uncaringly, "Well go cry then."
When she needed comfort, acceptance and reassurance, she got rejection. - from emotional abuse page