Toxic Parents took away MJ's childhood and more?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Michael Jackson : One Thread
After watching bits of a VH1 special I am filled with sadness and even though I'm not a fan, I wish him all the best. He's dealing with problems that are more difficult than celebrity status, illness, money, etc. His father physically, verbally and emotionally abused him and all of his brothers. IF any of the people that frequent this site really are his friends they will let him know about a book called Toxic Parents. It's certainly helping me.
He can try to find the inner peace each and every child/adult deserves. Childhood trauma affects for life. It's not something you just forget, forgive and GET OVER. You carry it around and pass it on to your children unless you find the help and strength to break the cycle. YOU DON'T HAVE TO FORGIVE your parents for what they did to you when you were a helpless child. You should be angry, mourn the loss of the love your parents never knew how to give you and come to terms with it in your own way (with help if needed). Low self-esteem, depression, headaches, are just a few symptoms. I may be way off base, but it seems like everything I've seen and all the media hoopla points to MJ suffering from loss of his childhood and Toxic Parents. No amount of money or fame can fix this BIG BAD PROBLEM.
-- Anonymous, April 18, 2003