A girl was abused by her stepmom for 6 years

@lady1993 (27078)
Philippines
April 30, 2012 2:07am CST
I was watching this reality show about the guy who lived in with someone after his wife died because of childbirth..The woman didn't know he had a child and the guy gave the child to his sister or was it mother and she took care of the girl for 10 years.. But then the guy took the child again since the woman couldn't bear children , but instead of loving the child as her own she maltreated her from the moment she came and only treated her nicely if the father was there. The girl was really nice and humble- she didn't want to ruin the relationship of her father and the stepmom so she kept quiet until the stepmom burnt her chest with a heated wood. Now they reconciled, I just hope the the stepmom wuld stat treating her well.
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@stanley777 (9354)
• Philippines
1 May 12
I think I have seen it also on TV the other day. I feel sorry for the girl too. We knew that some children are really abused either by parents, relatives or by their employers but this is the first time I've heard a Stepmother hurts the girl because she was jealous by the attention her husband is giving to the girl. Why is that, the girl is her own daughter. I find the girl too humble, she don't want the relationship of her father ruined by not telling him what is happening while he is away. She asked for forgiveness and the girl had forgiven her stepmom. I just hope the stepmom do what she had promised.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
2 May 12
Yes, this was on a tv show...Her reason for hurting her step daughter is really dumb- i think she was so selfish and i wanted her to be put to prison..but well, they wanted reconciliation-- i aslo hope the stepmom will treat her so much better.
@GemmaR (8517)
30 Apr 12
I have a friend who's Father had a daughter before he got married to his second wife, and this child was always treated badly by her step mother. She would never let her take part in any of the family activities, and wouldn't let her call her younger children her siblings. She actually hit her on a number of occasions, and tried to use all of her savings for family holidays and things like that, which she was never invited on. This is completely out of order, and there is no way that a child should ever be allowed to live like this in the modern world.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
2 May 12
That is a really bad situation- is the kid still treated like that? Someone should report it.. Does the father know- if he does, how could he just let his own flesh and blood be treated like that?
@suspenseful (40199)
• Canada
30 Apr 12
I think the problem was that the stepmother could not bear children and she thought the reason was that she was not allowed to because she would be a bad mother and somehow it translated into her psyche. You see, there are two ways to deal with the problem, think that it was right for her not to have children because of a bad personality or think that her barrenness had nothing to do with her personality but some physical thing and act as if one can be a good mother in spite of barrenness or infertility, either first or second. I think that the stepdaughter understood and that is the reason she forgave her. She could see the sorrow in her heart.
@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
2 May 12
Yes, that could be one reason, aside from her jealousy...She may be angry when she looks at the child when she herself cannot bear any children- it is a reminder of her barrenness.
@dodo19 (46213)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Apr 12
That's such a sad story. It really breaks my heart, when I hear this sort of story. I really can't imagine how some people can do this sort of thing to children. I feel so sorry for this girl.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
1 May 12
yes- it breaks my heart to hear children getting abused. Some of them even grow up doing the same to children..
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
30 Apr 12
sounds like a bad fairy tale.. I hope it will end good, wonder what the aunt/granny who took care of this child first thinks or feels about it.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
2 May 12
I hope that talk on tv- with the counseling too- made her realize her mistake and wil try her best to make up to the girl.. She should be very grateful that they didn't send her to prison..
@Lida2010 (84)
• Colombia
30 Apr 12
The step mother should get some help! This is a very disturbed individual. Child abuse takes a toll on a person and she could never give back what she took from this child. It takes a very big person to forgive, but it doesn't mean that the step mother is cured due to the child's forgiveness. Seriously, this child should stay away from this lady until she gets help and the child should also get some sort of help, in order to deal with what has been done with her. Truly a sad story.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
2 May 12
They just simply forgave her- on the show..she did promise to treat the girl better and ji hope she keeps it, or they should just put her in jail..
@whizkid08 (715)
• India
30 Apr 12
A woman did that to a child? Highly disturbing that is. She was right on her part for not ruining the relationship between her father and stepmom, but tolerating such an abuse is out of bounds. Hope she'll treat the girl well or better if they put her into some hostel.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
1 May 12
what the woman did was very unforgivable yet the girl did forgive her and did not even press charges- i hope that made the stepmom realize how good the girl is and how cruel she had been and treat her better too.
@jaiho2009 (39174)
• Philippines
30 Apr 12
Oh my...what a ...*#@ I hope the child is doing well now and wish the father have come to know the dark secret. The stepmom must be charged for what she has done- she's so *vil...:xx
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
1 May 12
They did sort out the problem on tv- and the step mother said she will treat the girl better from then on..I hope she kept her promise and show will check back on the a few months later to see progress.
@jureathome (5361)
• Philippines
30 Apr 12
That's a very disturbing story. And, it's sad that a lot of kids experience the same maltreatment from their stepmom/dad, or even by their own parents.
@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
1 May 12
Yeah- I have also heard of kids being maltreated by their own parents.. they must be crazy to hurt such innocent kids. They should be punished for this- it is really unforgivable..
• Philippines
2 May 12
A really sad reality. I know that social workers have helped a number of abused children, but I'm pretty sure there are still more kids who are suffering from the same, but are not reported.