And sejame, that was kinda wrong to post that pic here, when Kool was trying to be somewhat serious about this. It may be funny elsewhere, but....um...not here. That's just my opinion.
I too believe that Child abuse is certainly wrong. It used to be something that I only read in books, since I myself have never been abused, but It's a big problem in America, and everywhere around the world as well.
..was far more enlightening. But that's just my opinion.
Hey, that sure is your opinion. Maybe I was overreacting. (as I often do) Maybe it wasn't that serious...It just felt like it was making fun to me...I apologize. no hard feelings?
I admit it. I DONT know much about child abuse. Iv'e never seen it in person or heard anyone open up to me about it. Which is crazy, because I know that of all the people that I know in the world, someone has had to go through that pain and torture and not be able to tell anyone about it. So, I did probably, know someone who was abused, whether verbally, physically or sexually but was unable to help.
Cancer brought up a good point that sheds light on the other side of this problem. Kids often won't speak up for themselves, and don't have people to turn to in their lives to ask for help. However, there are places like shelters, and (I don't know if this is in your state or country...) but my state has a program called "safe place" where kids can turn to for assistance for child abuse, and other problems they may have in their households and in their lives. But, I also realize that for a child to ask for a stranger's help for an ongoing and usually explosive problem is a daunting thing to undertake. And also, this could end up making the situation worse for the child. If a child asks for help, say a counselor or a teacher at school, and the parent is contacted and notified that the school is "concerned" about their child, the parent may become enraged at the thought that they are "abusing" their child, and lash out at the kid even harder for "telling strangers lies about their life at home."
Sejame also had a point in saying that the children don't always realize that they are being abused. This is also true strangely enough, for some parents as well. It is one thing if a parent KNOWS that they are abusing their child, whether it's beating them, verbally slandering them or worse.For example, usually when a person commits an act that they KNOW is wrong, there is a feeling, a conscience
that sends off alarm bells in their heads. They may choose to ignore this signal, but this would be a case of knowing the right thing, but refusing to do it. But It is another for the mind of the parent to convince themselves that what they are doing to their children is not abuse, and therefore is not wrong. Again, if a parent is abusing a child, and there is no signal to the brain that the action they are committing is indeed wrong, they will have no reason to stop carrying out the act. So, when they are being told by either by the child themselves, or a third party that the action that they are doing is wrong, they will refuse to believe them I dont think it's wrong! Who are they to tell me what I should do to my children??"
I must say, that child abuse is a dangerous cycle of violent behavior that results from psychologically unstable adults, which sadly results in psychologically unstable children as well. And often times, children may mimic the behaviors of their parents or guardians if they ever have children themselves because that is the only way they know how to "raise" them. Of course, the exact opposite can happen as well. A child may be so emotionally broken from abuse that it may cause them to become deficient in forming bonds with and trusting others. It's such a broad problem with so many possible outcomes. There's definately no "cookie cutter" way to address this, which is probably why it's so difficult to rectify in the beginning.
I do hope that was more enlightening than my previous post.