For instance, a child is brought up in a household that is constantly involved in criminal acts. As this child grows up, the criminal lifestyle will be synonymous with his/her behavior. With that being said, it is also a given fact that if a household and its members are surrounded with violence, the relationships between one another will be strained. Eventually this will end up in a divorce or even worse, death, depending on how far the violence goes. If there is violence in a family, then the ones who are affected by it may feel like they deserve it because of what the batterer is accusing them of doing.
They may associate love and pain together, because this is witnessed in their home. This could lead to psychological problems and confusion about relationships. Children who witness family violence tend to have behavioral, interpersonal, and emotional problems. Some of the behavioral problems children of family violence suffer from are aggression, withdrawal, and frustration. Children of family violence are often more violent than other children (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing).
When children come together in cliques they attend to hurt other kids on purpose just to make them feel better about themselves. “The home is the most violent place in the United States” (Garrett 19). Any one can become a bully. Some people who are being bullied may also become bullies some at some point in their life. Parents can ruin their children’s life many ways from not giving them enough attention, punishing them the wrong way, abusive environment, friends and teachers.
The perspective of the other parent who is being abused in the family is that they deserve it. They shouldn’t have done a specific thing to trigger the abuser to lash out into violent behaviors. The woman who is in a violent relationship may have witnessed domestic violence as a child. Daughters who witness domestic violence are more likely to become a victim in a violent relationship. Sons who witness violent behaviors in the home are two times likely to abuse their family when they become an adult.
The children... ... middle of paper ... ... as follows, tension building stage, Acute battery stage, and kindness and concrete and loving stage. Children Are The Hidden Victims of Spousal Abuse. Retrieved from: http://www.strengthenoursisters.org/children_hidden_victims.html This article discusses Several studies suggest that mothers who report high levels of stress during pregnancy, such as from violence, tend to have babies who are hyperactive and developmentally delayed. Very young children often have the worst physical reactions. One psychologist recalled treating a toddler who would spontaneously get diarrhea every time his parents started fighting.
In this paper, I will try to determine the long-term effects children who are physically abused at home may encounter in the future. Causes: Causes of physical abuse in children, can occur due to many different reasons. A child can be physically abused at home can be result of stress within a family, causing them to become violent towards their children, where some parents may physically injure their child unconsciously (Johnson, 2007). Because some parents may live in poverty and are uneducated, they may not know how to treat or relate to their child(ren). They may think that when they are punishing the child for doing something wrong, when they are physically abusing a child.
Domestic violence is a major problem in the United States. When most people think of domestic violence, they think of one person beating the other person in a relationship. Webster defines domestic violence as “the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another.” Domestic violence has a major effect on children. Some people say that the violence has no effect, while others argue that the violence has a negative effect on children. Domestic violence scars children for the rest of their lives.
The high cost of drugs and their bizarre side effects cause rocky, unpredictable daily lives for the children of these addicts. Estimates show “…6 million children live with a parent who abuses alcohol or other drugs” (Taylor 2011). Children that reside with substance abusing parents enter into a perpetual cycle of physical abuse, neglect and emotional trauma. Numerous children raise themselves and/or their siblings because their parent(s) are either too drugged up to tend to their needs or are not home at ... ... middle of paper ... ...nless, the will of the child is stronger than the desire to use drugs or alcohol the child will become veterans to an illegal lifestyle. Children of drug abusive parents enter into a world with a handicap; a life of stability is unfamiliar to these innocent children.
They may replicate the violence they witnessed as children in their future relationships and parenting experiences. Children who witness their parent being abused are more likely to batter their partners as adults than children raised in nonviolent homes. For some going into adolescence may result in the belief that threats and violence are the norm in
Domestic violence incidents in 2005 accoun... ... middle of paper ... ... problems. It is obvious and clearly shown that the children who witness domestic abuse have serious long-term mental effects. Last but not least, domestic violence has bad influences on kids as they grow up (Crapo 2006). It is clear that parents are the first models in a child’s life. If children are exposed to verbal abuse such as throwing, damaging furniture, slapping, kicking and insulting words everyday, what will happen?