Child Neglect: The Consequences Of Child Abuse In Everyday Life

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On the day before Easter the mentally unstable mother of a five-year-old Bronx boy named Daytown Bennet tied him to a chair and beat him to death with a broomstick. Starving when he died- he weighed just 30 pounds" (Grapes 54). This event with Daytown is another case in the books. The sad situation is this is happening on a daily basis. How do we help a child who we know is being abused? Child abuse comes in many shapes and forms, but overall children should not have to deal with the actions of their parents. The children should not bare the pain from the individuals that brought them into this world. Child abuse such as physical, emotional, sexually, and child neglect is happening at this moment and all around in our daily life.

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This is the event when a child is not being taken care of well. "Child neglect is when a parent or caregiver does not give the care, supervision, affection and support needed for a child’s health, safety and well-being" (Childhelp.org). Victims create a habit of stealing food from others, constantly asking for money, or your food. No one knows the true reason why children are being neglected or abused. "The man who loses his job or cannot support his family as he thinks he should feel that he has failed as a man and as a husband" (Cooney 54). When parents deal with financial situations that can cause stress and anger upon the parents. Some parents feel the need to take that stress and anger out on their children because the parents may feel their children or child is the reason they are in that financial situation, so the only way to get rid of that anger and frustration is to abuse that child. Wrong! The effect child neglect can cause on the child is, most lose their parents, they are moved into a foster care or a different organization, child may never feel the love of a parent, many other effects come with neglecting a child. Both on the child and the

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