“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Our current approach to divorce and family separation causes harm in so many ways. Its one of the leading contributors to Adverse Childhood Experiences, with all their harmful, lifetime consequences.
Two Wishes aims to remove the stigma of divorce and family separation and to change current systems that incentivise harm to children, and even weaponise children.
Forget the idea that “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”! In this groundbreaking book, award-winning journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa shows the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses such as heart disease, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Childhood Disrupted also explains how to cope with these emotional traumas and even heal from them.
Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults, it also affects our physical health, longevity, and overall wellbeing. Scientists now know on a bio-chemical level exactly how parents’ chronic fights, divorce, death in the family, being bullied or hazed, and growing up with a hypercritical, alcoholic, or mentally ill parent can leave permanent, physical “fingerprints” on our brains.