Some of these ways include name calling, degrading a child, or even showing no loving affection at all. Calling a child “worthless” or “stupid” is a form of verbal abuse that is categorized under emotional abuse. Caregivers may also constantly blame the child for things that may not even be their fault. When a parent begins purposely ignore the child as a form of punishment he or she is going to feel like they are not wanted or loved. Secondly, physical abuse is purposely causing physical harm or injuries to a child.
(Net) Because of this there is a huge debate occurring between abuse and discipline. From the brutality and the force of the abuse can cause child to lose their trust for the person or persons giving the “Beatings “. In addition to the loss of trust a delay in development, learning disorders, motor disorders, intellectual disabilities, hearing loss or poor physical growth. (Bucks) It may be hard to determine whether if a child is being abused. But, as listed by (Network) “The best way to know if a child has been abused is if the child tells you.
Not only can child abuse injure or even kill the child being harmed, but it can also lead to emotional trauma (Psychology Today, 2017). Child abuse affects children physically, psychologically, and behaviorally. Abusing children can cause physical harm to them. Physical child abuse can consist of hitting, kicking, or burning the child. This can result in many different injuries for the child, such as scars, bruises, broken bones, and possibly even death (NSPCC, 2017).
Child physical abuse has been associated with increased risk for symptoms of depression and anxiety in clinical research (Schneider). Children who are physically abused can often abuse their own children. Kids that are exposed to abuse often experience more than one type of abuse. More than half of the sample with SMI was identified to have one or more types of child abuse history (Choi). An abused child may experience hitting, kicking, biting, smacking, jerking, suffocating, burning and choking.
As for others, spanking is wrong because these parents think there can be a future problems from the effect of spanking. Spanking children can lead to emotional, mental and even physical problem as they grow up because the later effects of spanking and abuse caused by the disciplinary action of spanking. While I am against spanking a child, I understand that spanking a child can discipline him/her. Parents control the correction of their children; every parent knows how to make their child listen to them. Some parents threaten to spank their child so the child stops misbehaving immediately because the child does not want to get hit.
It is hard for a child to understand that they are getting hurt, to prevent them from getting hurt from something else. For example, perhaps your child has made a mess with his or her toys, and receives a spanking as a result. The child doesn’t completely understand why it is important to clean up after he or she is done playing. The reason for the spanking gets lost in the way the child was disciplined, and is more likely to repeat the behavior in the future. Hitting also promotes anger- in children and in parents.
It’s not right to hit your child, while teaching them not to hurt others, it can often confuse them, and that’s when they start to make up their own rules. “Spanking teaches your child to fear you -- not to listen to you or respect you. He may also be humiliated and resentful, and retaliate by being uncooperative.” Spanking teaches your child that they should fear adults, and if they fear adults, how are they going to advance? How are they going to get guidance from you and family, or teachers in school? Spanking your child affects their whole life, and not in a good way.
These injuries can include: bruises, burns, broken bones, head injuries and even injuries to internal organs (General Information about Child Abuse). As a result of physical abuse, children may be scared and shy when people approach them and try to touch them. Another sign that abused children might show can be them wearing long clothing in order to cover and hide their injuries (General Information about Child Abuse). They do this in order to prevent outside factors from asking them questions. The main sign of this kind of physical abuse that the parents or caregivers can show are anger problems or the excessive need for control.
Children can experience many different psychological issues after being abused. One of the most common issues is a feeling of worthlessness; many children find it hard to regain their self-esteem after being put down repeatedly or being violated for no rational reason. When a child who has been abused grows up they may experience problems when it comes to jobs, they might not believe they are qualified for a certain position or that their coworkers are superior to them (Saisan). Abused children can also have a difficult time expressing emotions, which can lead to anxiety, depression, and anger. It is not uncommon for a child to lash out at someone who is trying to... ... middle of paper ... ...eter-child-abuse/0001383 Iannelli, Vincent.
If a child is abused by a family member or other adult, the parents of the abused child can feel guilty and become emotionally distressed from not protecting their child (Oregon Department of Human Services, 2009). The emotional stress that occurs from child abuse can ultimately tear a family apart. As recommended by the Oregon Department of Human services (2009) it is important for adults to believe a child when they report being abused because it might just save their