Thursday, January 7, 2010

Emotional Child Abuse

About Emotional Child Abuse And Neglect
child abuse awareness
Executive summary about emotional child abuse by Brenda Hoffman
Emotional child abuse. Any child who experience any form of physical or emotional maltreatment is likely to bear emotional scars.
A child is emotionally abused if she or he is :
1.    Undergoes serious emotional or physical neglect caused by omissions or acts of the children parents or other persons responsible for the children welfare.
2.    Under the age 18
3.    Serious mental or physical injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, subjected to non-accidental.
Psychological or emotional child abuse is the least understood and hardest to prove form of child abuse though.
1.    Medical attention Absence
2.    Inadequate physical care
3.    Improper supervision
4.    Inadequate medical care
6.    Exposing the child to immoral or criminal influences that endanger his or her morals.
7.    Unlawfully keeping the child out of school
8.    Exploitation of the children earning capacity.
You must understand that any type of child abuse, such as physical or sexual abuse, can also involve emotional child abuse or neglect. 90% of the time, parents are responsible for committing child abuse, including emotional child abuse and neglect.
Fathers and mothers are nearly equally responsible for committing emotional child abuse and neglect. The reasons why parents emotionally abuse their children are many and complex.
Some common themes and traits that are found within most neglectful parents:
1.    Unable to plan
2.    Indifferent to their behavior toward their children
3.    Lack knowledge about how to meet their children needs
4.    Have had unhappy childhoods
5.    Experiencing emotional or financial stress
6.    Socially isolated and have few or no friends and little contact with relative.
The fact is unhappy parents project their day to day frustrations onto their children.

Child Abuse – Effects of Emotional Child Abuse
Executive summary about emotional child abuse by Vinesh Chandrakant Panditpotra
Emotional Child Abuse is extremely difficult to define.
Emotional child abuse is being insensitive to a child's emotions or exploiting them at will. Here are a few examples for you to understand emotional abuse: 
Exploiting feelings of jealousy: Parent to child: 'See how well Jenny performed in her test compared to you.
A notable method of prevention : Schools can keep workshops regarding unintentional emotional abuse to enlighten parents about the effects of certain behaviors.
Yes, it can work but only till the child has reached fifteen years of age, after which the things you hit/yelled at your child for doing will be done in abundance. Why?
Well, children as they grow up change their influences/role models from parents to more popular figures such as celebrities, cultural icons and popular acquaintances.
Even if this wasn't the case, once a child hits puberty, his/her priorities and perspectives differ to role models who seem to easily attract mates. Surprisingly enough, since the parent represents uncoolness, the child is likely to directly associate the things the parent shunned as 'correct'. Now the question comes 'How can we make the children understand that drugs and under-age drinking are wrong for them?'
We have to as much as possible encourage responsibility and awareness in the children.
Now the emotional child abuse caused by being insensitive has much more devastating effects than just 'opposite effect'. Assuming a parent comes home extremely tired, can't move a muscle and his kid wants him to play with her, she goes: 'Daddy! Daddy! The parent, exhausted and mentally frustrated with the noise, yells out: 'shut up! You are so annoying! Let daddy sleep, go away'
This statement is likely to do more than its fair share of damage in both the long and short term.
So what can be a good response in such a situation?
'Baby girl! I love you so very much but today daddy is so so so tired, he really can't play, lets sing together instead'
Although its hard to understand, just a single shift of statements could avoid a massive life changing butterfly effect.
Consider the amount of habits which take place at a young age, for example: flushing the toilet after use, closing the door after you enter, wiping your mouth after eating, washing hands after eating. 
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Parent Plus said...

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Parenting Blog said...

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