LATEST: Hollywood star Goldie Hawn has urged parents of abused children to
stop making their children feel their lives are over.
The OSCAR-winning actress was sexually assaulted by a man twice her age
when she was 11, but she wasn't left mentally scarred by the experience because
her mother LAURA was calm and affectionate.
And Hawn now urges other parents to follow her mum's example.
Hawn says, "She was incredible. So many mothers would've been hysterical
and acted like it was the worst thing that could possibly have happened. But
mom just cuddled me, telling me it was the guy who had all the problems, not
"She said, 'I'm gonna sit here honey and tickle your back until you go to
sleep. Tomorrow's Christmas.'
"So she didn't imprint what had just happened as a trauma in my mind or