That “rare” word again…

Is abuse of adoptees rare?

The adopted ones blog


Words can be used to exaggerate when you want to blow things out of proportion, or used to dismiss, or soothe, to minimize concern.  One of the favorite terms used to minimize is rare.  It makes the reader feel so much better to know something rarely happens vs. saying some, or sometimes happens.  People dismiss concerns when something rarely happens, you can almost hear someone exhale when they hear that term used.

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