For the year 2010, 3.6 million children were abused badly enough in the U.S. to end up having a report written about it with the government. Countless others are thought to have been abused but never been brought to the attention of authorities. For those among us who were abused by our mothers, it can be difficult to deal with the syrupy sweet messages and images that bombard us this time of year. Not only do we not have a mom like ones in TV ads, but we kind of hate the one we have.