OK. One or both your parents hurt you. Learning they did the best they knew how to do is where healing begins. No matter how bad their behavior or how much they abused you remember they learned it somewhere. Most likely they went through similar or worse mistreatment by their parents; and their parent’s parents before them. When one whose inner child was damaged begins to see the adult(s) responsible as abused children themselves, healing is beginning.
It is never too late to have a happy childhood.