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.
Child abuse is the intentional infliction of physical, moral, and sexual pain and suffering on a child. It is performed mainly by parents who were maltreated as children themselves. There are many causes for child abuse. In some cases children are mistreated when parents or caretakers have maladaptive responses to stressful situations or feel powerless. Searching for relief, they may hit someone with even less power than they, and these are often children.
Most people do not know how to cope with abused children. I became interested in this topic because when I was a teenager I had a friend who was abused by her stepfather and I didn’t know how to help her. I would like to know how children’s psychological development is affected, and how we can help these children cope with their misfortune. The most common effect is that maltreated children are, essentially, rejected. These destructive experiences impact on the developing child, increasing the risks for emotional, behavioral, social and physical problems throughout life.
These aggressors mostly tend to be the victims of seclusion having little contact with the outside world. Family Structure some families are more prone to the danger of child abuse and neglect, compared to others. For instance, a single- parent family faces more problems, economically as well as socially, resulting in greater stress, and thereby gets exposed to the increased risk of child abuse (Daly,
The real cases of abuse when the child is not lying or over exaggerating the parents actions of words, can be so threatening. The parents have the authority over the children that in a serious situation, other adults tend to take the parents word for it. Some kids can go years being emotionally abused and no one would find out, either because they are too afraid to tell or because they’ve come to the conclusion that the abuse is acceptable or normal. Most emotionally abusive parents don’t have enough emotional stability on their own to take responsibility for their
Failure to follow the rules leads to the punishment by parents and parents usually do not explain the reasoning behind the rules. Authoritarian parenting impacts not only on the current relationship between the parents and child but it also brings the long-term effect on emotional development of child towards the adulthood (Miller, 2010). According to Williams (2009), the authoritarian parenting style can lead to greater social withdrawal in children with low behavioral impulse and greater acting out behavior in children with high behavioral impulse. The externalization of anti-social behavior in children is linked with authoritarian parenting style as a result of low parental warmth, inconsistency and harsh discipline towards the children (Ehrensaft , Wassrman, Greenwald, , Miller, & Davies, 2003). According to studies (Asher 2006), the largest percentages 46% of parents or guardians of juveniles for felony offenses are identified most closely with an authoritarian style of parenting.
(Child Abuse and Neglect 1) People would tend to question why a child who knows how hard it was when they were young would grow up and do this to their child. Children grow up thinking that everything their parents do is right. The problem is when these children are abused they don?t often learn that it is the wrong thing to do, and will be more likely to abuse their children. (Compton?s 1) Stress can be a cause of child abuse as well. Parents who don?t know how to handle stress will often lash out, and become abusive to their children.
Some parents fail to provide just the basic needs for child, such as food, clothing, or even supervision. Even some children are brought up with their parents fighting all the time, rather it being physical or just yelling. Parents from such marriage... ... middle of paper ... ...ild abuse which is injury to a child by a parent. The physical injury will most likely result in hitting, kicking shaking, throwing, or whipping. Another type of abuse is sexual abuse.
Children who are abused are more likely to display socially disruptive behaviour such as abusing alcohol and drugs, or engaging in high-risk sexual behaviours. They may also have excessive fears and withdraw from normal activities. Any kind of child abuse can, and does, happen in all types of families, regardless of their background. Most parents want the best for their children. However, some parents may harm their children because of str... ... middle of paper ... ...opting harsher penalties for those who commit crimes and also for those who don’t report suspicions of child abuse.
While this is often done through experience, education courses for individuals prior to their becoming parents, and close evaluation of questionable homes could enhance parents' knowledge and the childrens' well being. A high percentage of abusive parents have histories of physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon them during their childhood. Thus, they were deprived of parents who taught them how to be good parents. Child abuse scenarios that seem tragic to others are ordinary to parents from abusive backgrounds, and often overlooked. The absence of good parents is detrimental to a child's learning how to fulfill parental roles.