Child Neglect In Children

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The children of today hold the future in their hands, Aldous Houxly once said,” Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.” Needless to say that right now at this precise moment we can be raising that doctor who will find the cure to cancer or that athlete runner who runs to promote world peace or maybe firefighter that will one day save our lives. Children have the power to accomplish many things but when they are neglected by those who surround them;they are being deprived from all the beautiful possibilities that they can encounter.
Neglect is thought to be the same as child abuse although they do go hand on hand; neglect is slightly different. It occurs when caretaker of a child fails to purposefully provide food, water, shelter, clothing, and medical care along with emotional nuertring. A child could be suffering but have no physical markings. One out of three cases of neglect go unreported. Needless to say its important to be aware of the signs.
Neglect in children is harder to detect than that of child abuse. Neglect is more emotional than physical abuse. Although there may be no visible harm a child could be screaming for help. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to .intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.Common signs include clothing that doesn’t fit, poor hygiene ,untreated illness or wounds and leaving child unsupervised in unsafe area. Other forms of child neglect are allowing child to be present during violence between parents, ignoring insu...

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...e endured upon those who struggled with neglect are never ending. Every situation is different. That child may have been able to make it past hardships without any mental impairments but as an adult they may have a difficult time coping. They may not know what being in love is because they don’t know how to love or be loved. Therefore putting a barrier that will not allow adequeate communication with others. Simple things that are taught like how to clean, prepare meals or even manage money will be different tasks to accomplish because they were never taught. Leading to a more difficult time in raising kids of their own and maybe even repeating the cycle of neglect with their own kids.
Neglect happens every day and in any type of home. It’s a type of abuse that everyone should be aware of so that we can save our future doctor, world peace promoter ,or firefighter.
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