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There is more to child abuse than injuries that are often visible. Child abuse can be in the form of child neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and physical abuse. All these have lasting psychological effects on a child.

Child neglect or abuse can happen in all types of families even those that seem happy. In some cases the parents or care givers themselves are not aware that they are abusing their children especially in the case of emotional abuse.

Emotional abuse comes in various forms from verbal abuse to giving a child silent treatment. Avoid constant undermining, ignoring a child and name calling. These in the end affect a child’s social development.

Child neglect: This is very common in the rural areas of the African countries where a child is deprived of their basic needs. In the past centuries it had tremendously affected the girl child who was denied education. With increased awareness about equal rights the girl child is too being empowered.

Physical abuse takes the form of physically hurting a child leaving scars and other serious visible injuries.

Sexual abuse has become very rampant and the worst part is that this doesn’t necessarily happen with strangers but even with friends, relatives and neighbors. A child who has undergone sexual abuse will want to avoid certain persons, feel pain when sitting or walking or have some discharge from their private parts.

And now there is release of the You Tube video dubbed Kony 2012, it’s sad to see children being used for financial gain. When does it stop This is a form of child abuse because the video didn’t necessarily have to include children to attain its goal.

Let’s be on the look out, our children are the leaders of tomorrow and they need to be well developed socially, mentally, emotionally and physically to achieve this.

Taking care of children is a very tasking and demanding role and if you as a parent or care giver feel overwhelmed, try and start by taking care of yourself then get professional help. There cannot be a reason whatsoever to abuse a child.

“Bitter are the tears of a child: Sweeten them. Deep are the thoughts of a child: Quiet them. Sharp is the grief of a child: Take it from him. Soft is the heart of a child: Do not harden it.” Pamela Glencommer. Children are precious and all of us have a responsibility to ensure they are well taken care of. As parents, care givers, let us ensure that we are role models worth copying.


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It is sad. Thank you for sharing.

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you are welcome

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Very informative. It pains me to discuss this topic because it is so scary when people prey on the innocent and defenseless. Tweeted.

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It's sad I know. Thank you

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