The Effects Of Parental Neglect On Children Essay

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The Effects of Parental Neglect or Death on Children The Lady Matador’s Hotel presents several characters, all of whom meet by chance and intersect each other’s lives, leaving them forever changed. Each of these characters had stories and lives before meeting one another; most of whom continued to write their stories after they had gone their separate ways. What each of these people had in common, regardless of what kind of lifestyle they lived or the background they came from, was that they were all betrayed or left without a family member, whether it be a parent or spouse or their children. The impact that each betrayal had on the characters lives and how they dealt with different situations in them was significant to the plot of the book. These things did not only impact the characters in this book, but they impact the lives of people every day, so much so that entire studies have been dedicated to analyzing these effects.
According to PLOS, the Public Library of Science,“child maltreatment is defined as all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, or commercial or other exploitation of children that results in actual or potential harm to a child’s health, survival, development, or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power” (Norman 2).
The four types of maltreatment that are generally accepted are: neglect, emotional abuse (also called psychological abuse), sexual abuse, and…

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