When it comes to Abuse, sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit down, fold our arms and watch are equally guilty.
Daily, we are bombarded with various scenarios where, as a result of negligence or not being vigilant, children suffer abuse from loved ones or even total strangers.
To abuse means to mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly, ill-use or misuse. Any situation where a person is being treated with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly is abuse.
And contrary to popular belief, abuse is not necessarily physical, it manifests itself in various forms.
Over the next few posts we want to consider the different types of abuse and how to protect your child from the trauma of abuse.
Abuse can be:
- Verbal/Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
As moms we usually spend a great deal more time with our kids than dads. If we can recognise these forms of abuse, then, we can take active steps to keep our kids away from such situations.
Prevention they say, is better than cure.
To be Continued in the Next Post…
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