According to Andy Smithson “The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior” (Smithson). Research has shown that children typically replicate the behavior of their parents. Parenting styles come in multiple categories such as authoritative, neglectful, permissive, and authoritarian. In which each parenting style has a different effect on each child. While one child may succeed with a certain parenting style another may not. Authoritative parenting incorporates high responsiveness and high demandingness. In contrary neglectful parenting lacks responsiveness and is uninvolved in the child’s life. Likewise, neglectful parenting is permissive parenting in which has low demands,
Neglect (the failure to provide for the child?s basic needs) can be physical, educational, or emotional. Physical neglect can include not providing adequate food, clothing, appropriate medical care, supervision, or proper weather protection (heating or coats) to the child. Educational neglect can include failure to provide appropriate schooling or special educational needs, allowing excessive truancies, to the child. Psychological neglect is the lack of any emotional support and love, never attending to the child, spousal abuse, or drug and alcohol abuse including allowing the child to participate in drug and alcohol use.
By doing such the adult can take of themselves and children in a safe and more effective way. The last goal they have is to prevent unnecessary institutionalization and to enable the adult to stay in their home as long as possible. An acronym used that can help to detect and report verbal abuse is SPEAK UP, this stands for sudden changes in behavior or finances. Signs of verbal abuse include: extreme withdrawal, depression, anxiety, absence of basic care or necessities, being kept away from others, and unsanitary living conditions. If you notice any of these signs it is your duty to report it. You can report any of these signs of verbal abuse by telephone, in person, or through a written statement. It is important to report these kind of actions happening before a person tries to harm themselves or others. This can affect a person's mental stability. Telling someone they are not good enough everyday can really affect how a person thinks or
Self-neglect is described as when an individual cannot or refuses to perform a simple task to take care of him or herself such as feeding, clothing, refusal to take prescribed medication, doing household chores, obtaining goods services and maintaining physical health (Helpgudie.Org, 2013). In the past, caregivers/providers may have lacked the basic knowledge of recognizing signs and symptoms of elder abuse. They may also be unaware that they are providing inadequate care for an elderly person. A chart is provided below to assist readers to have a better understanding and better definition of the different terminologies.
It can happen at home, in a nursing home, or even in public. Robinson, Saisan and Segal stated, “Sadly, two of the most common sources of elder abuse are abuse by a primary caregiver – often an adult child – and self-neglect.” Abuse happens every day. Many times, people suspect that their family member is abusing a loved one but are to ashamed to report it. Robinson, Saisan and Segal emphasize, “Everyone deserves to live with dignity and respect. The earlier you intervene in a situation of elder abuse, the better the outcome will be for everyone involved.” Another type or abuse that many tend to ignore is self-neglect. The Health and Wellness Resource Center reports, “Self-neglect is failing to preform essential, self-care tasks, to an extent that threatens personal health and safety.” Most times, the self-neglect is unintentional because the elder will refuse any type of help. “He or she may be in denial, feel ashamed about needing help, or worried about having to leave home. Don’t stop checking with the older adult, even if you are being brushed off…Sometimes a peer or neutral party, such as a geriatric care manager, may have a better chance or getting through.” When an elder refuses help one cannot force them to do something they don’t want to, but it is good to keep asking them if they want help so that when they do need help they are aware that someone is there for
“It robs a person of their self-esteem, their ability to think rationally, the confidence they have in themselves and their independence and autonomy.” Psychological abuse is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may result in psychological trauma. The psychological abuse caused by others induces depression and self-harm which feasibly leads to suicide.
Currently, there are many children whom suffer from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in their family. Emotional abuse is the lack of interest or affection parents have towards their children. As a result of emotional abuse, children are left feeling worthless and unloved. Physical abuse refers to attacking children resulting visible bodily injuries from either being burned, pushed, punched, slapped, or whipped. Sometimes physical abuse can be extremely severe that children have broken bones, fractures, or hemorrhaging. Sexual abuse occurs when a person forces, tricks, or threatens children to have sexual contact. These acts of child abuse could prevent children from living a normal adulthood. In order to deal with such a traumatic childhood, adults abused as children should rid themselves of such burdensome, painful memories.
Child neglect occurs when a parent or assigned caregiver does not comply with the proper care of the child. Examples of proper care are showing affection to the child, supervise the child to make sure they are safe and offer health support for the well-being of the child. Child neglect includes but not limited to medical neglect, educational and inadequate supervision. There are physical neglect that a professional working with the child should look out for:
One of the most common examples of emotional abuse is bullying. “The Girls Guide to End Bullying” an internet page that shows us different ways that bullying can be committed and it can be by: calling names, teasing, putdowns and cruel criticism. Most of the people who bullies others is because by doing that they can feel superior over the victim or just because the person that is committing the act feels frustration about something, maybe they are being victim of the same and wants to do the same to other people. Another point of view besides the bullying, people who suffer emotionally abuse are afraid to tell the truth because the offender can easily dominate the victim saying that she or he is the only thing that they have in life and that the fights would be over and the victim believes that. Barrie Davenport published an article, “30 signs of emotional abuse” in which mention 30 signs that you can identify when someone is going through some emotional abuse. One of those signs is: “They humiliate you, put you down, or make fun of you in front of other people.” And is just to feel superior at you, that they know they can do whatever they one because at the end the lies