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Parents lacking Parenting Skills

PCS was one of the most disheartening and traumatic experiences of my life. I was sent at the age of 12 in 2001. I was an oppositional child. My parents, who I have now come to realize are more ****ed in the head than most people, lacked parenting skills. They didn't and still don't know how to dicipline. Instead of learning how to discipline, they got sold on (in chronological order) Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Psychoactive medicines (at 6 years of age), mental hospitals, wilderness programs, PCS, boarding school, and juvenile detention (they filed a false report to get me arrested and locked up). I am now 18. It turns out, I'm not crazy. I function just fine in society. I am currently attending college. I now have observed that my parents have had serious problems in their own relationship for years. I believe that I was their scapegoat if something went wrong. I believe that they care, to an extent. Otherwise, I don't think they would have gone through all the trouble, time, and money. However, PCS has by far caused the most damage. At a crucial social point in one's life. You are locked up and forced to endure all sorts of abuse and torture, psychological and physical. and while I cannot remember clearly, possibly sexual. I was not allowed to express anger in any way. That is very unhealthy to do to a child. This has had an astronomical effect on my mindset and abilitity to deal with and confront problems. While I do understand that obsessing over the past is unhealthy, it is a subject that still haunts me to this day. I am glad to hear I'm not alone. I'd like to talk with others that share my same unfortunate situation. I don't think anyone can truly understand the horrors that go on within that place. Any response would be greatly appreciated.