Being stressed all the time can cause many people to lose their temper and take it out on other people, even if it is their own child. There is a big possibility that the abusive parents have had to suffer child abuse themselves when they were younger as well (Kartha). Child abuse does not only happen in poor families or bad neighborhoods. It crosses all racial, economic, and cultural lines. Sometimes families who seem to have it all from the outside are hiding a different story behind closed doors.
Many children suffer every day due to parents who practice, or abuse corporal punishment. Out of the one hundred reasons why inflicting physical punishment on a child is a very negative form of discipline, I will explain the top 3 reasons why I believe corporal punishment is unacceptable. When we spank our kids we are setting them up for emotional and psychological instability. Children that are spanked are most likely to suffer from mental disorders like chronic depression, anxiety disorders, anti-social disorder, self-hate, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These conditions can cause affect a person on a subconscious level causing them to live a distressed life.
The security of the child is shatter... ... middle of paper ... ... was reported that many children found it difficult to develop friendships for reasons such as holding back from others as well as fear of inviting others to their home (Adams 2006). In conclusion, it is clearly shown that domestic violence has a negative effect on the children who witness it. An expanding body of research suggests that childhood trauma and adverse experiences can lead to a variety of negative health outcomes (Anda & Chapman & Dube & Felitti & Giles & Williamson, 2001, p.1). In fact, childhood stressors such as witnessing domestic violence and other household dysfunctions are highly interrelated and have a graded relationship to numerous health and social problems (Anda & Chapman & Dube & Felitti & Giles & Williamson, 2001, p.2). It is obvious and clearly shown that the children who witness domestic abuse have serious long term mental effects.
Some of the physical and emotional effects of parents using corporal punishment on their child can be seen immediately. Along with physical damage such as redness, swelling and bruises, there is also significant emotional damage. Loss of trust and confusion are immediate and very detrimental to a young child. There are also many consequences that remain hidden for years, which may cause these children to suffer fr... ... middle of paper ... ...here is no excuse that magically makes hurting a child kind or merciful” (1994, p.1). Children suffer damages that have been measured in many studies, by many doctors.
There are many forms of childhood maltreatment. All of which can and do cause both physical and mental issues to the victims. Childhood physical abuse can cause grave physical injuries and even death. Children who are physically abused are more likely to experience cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems as they grow up, such as depression, anxiety, misbehavior, substance abuse problems, and can grow up to be abusers themselves. Many people have a hard time understanding why anyone would hurt a child.
There many causes of child physical abuse, but there is main causes. Tress, tiredness, loneliness or feeling sick can cause parents to hurt their children. Many people who perpetrate physical abuse were abused when they was children. The major causes all over the world are alcoholism, drug abuse; domestic violence and lack of education Often people who perpetrate physical abuse have less impulse control than normal people. The effects of child abuse are many and varied, the personality of the child and the presence of caring adults are two of them.
A child that is abused will most likely be abused until they are a teenager and will usually find themselves in an abusive relationship later in life, if they’re not being abused they will usually be the abuser. The child will most likely be effected by the abuse their whole lives, and will need therapy in some point in their lives. But most cannot afford it so they live with the thoughts of being abused all their lives. Many people are not aware of the long-term effects abuse can have on a child. Whether a child experiences abused, or witnesses it, the effects often affect the physical, intellectual, and emotional growth of the child.
Child abuse has been found to have bad effects on the lives of the abused victims. Psychology shows that children who are physically abused tend to develop some aggressive behaviors towards themselves and their surroundings, and children who suffer from emotional abuse tend to build unhealthy relationship in their adulthood. Many children grow up with no proper care from parents and this can make them dangerous to themselves and the society. The purpose of this essay is to explain the problems the abused victims are faced with and how child maltreatment can be prevented. Research performed by some authors has also shown that children who are abused have the tendency of becoming abusive parents themselves.
According to Herrenkohl, “Research shows that various forms of early adversity, including child abuse and child neglect (child maltreatment), can carry long-term developmental consequences for children (Herrenkohl)”. Some adults do not understand the needs of their children. Some parents’ growing up may not had any good care as a child, and may think it is okay to treat their kids the same way. The effects of child neglect are health and physical effect, social and behavioral effect, emotional and psychological effect, intellectual and cognitive effect, and the child adulthood. Children are at an increased risk for emotional behavioral problems regardless if they were directly abused or not (Foundation).
Maltreatment of a child can come in many different forms. Personally I think that physical child abuse is the worse because some children get hit for unnecessary reasons. Majority of children being abused would not tell since they are scared of their abuser. Children are more likely scared of their abuser when the abuser randomly decides to spank them just to relieve some stress that the child is causing at that moment. Signs of physical abuse in children could be bruises on covered body parts, hand print bruises, burn marks, fractures, and history of consistent