Since when is it okay for children to take on adult responsibility?
It's not; our society has just accepted it.
Children don't have a point of argument when it comes to not taking abuse personally... It's only as adults are we able to go back to the abuse and detach from the misplaced responsibility from our abusers.
We are now the "responsible" adults of our younger selves for letting go of what is not ours, and accepting our responsibility of what is - taking control of our lives and replacing the lies with truth.
Read more from the book, "Damaged Goods: Things You Must Know About Healing From Abuse", Copyright, 2011, by Tammy Lang www.smashwords.com/books/view/77090