The Tears They Cry
Every child in this world has the right to have a happy childhood. However, usually the people that are assumed to love these kids the most create obstacles to make it happen. Even worse, these people at times don’t realize how much harm they are causing upon their child. Child abuse is described as “a nonaccidental physical or emotional injury to the child caused by the parent or any other person” (Libal, 18). Thousands of children are abused every year therefore we should recognize its signs, how come it happens, and what is the help given and offered to the victims.
In most cases it is not hard to figure out when a child is abused because there are signs that indicate the mistreatment. Most of the times but not always “when a child suddenly appears with burns, cuts, bruises, swelling, bite marks or bald spots it is an indication that the child is physically abused” (Libal, 23). Inclusively, a person can take notice of abuse thru the child’s behavior. Some examples of these signs are “difficulty walking or sitting, truancy, inappropriate clothing for the weather such as long sleeves in warm weather that are covering up bruises, malnutrition, and denying major pain among some other signs” (Libal, 23). When parents are physically and emotionally abusing their child they, too, present signs that indicate that they are
being abusive. Experts say, “If the parent does drugs or offers drugs to the child, punishes the child in an unreasonable way, or if he threatens the child” more than likely the child is being abused (Libal, 25). As a result, the person taking notice can infer that the child is not in a safe place.
What circumstances can lead the parent to hit their child, and is the parent totally at fault? Child abuse practically starts when the child is born. Usually those babies that require more attention are the ones that are more than likely to be mistreated. The most common reason why this occurs is because the babies are being...