I cried today for all children who are hurt by others but feel they can't speak up for themselves. No words can express the damage that is done to an abused child, whether they were hurt physically or emotionally.

As adults we need to foster lines of communication with our children so that they can heal. When we take the opportunity to listen and take action on their behalf, we are giving a voice to those who can't speak for themselves and letting them know that they matter to us.