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Domínguez March 15, 2010 The Enemy of the World’s Positive Progress: Child Neglect Our children are our hope, the new seeds the planet will need to change and transform itself into a new place in order to be able to live safe and sound. Children should be raised surrounded by attention, affection, support, and with all their needs covered. But in reality it is the total opposite. Nowadays, it is painful but real to accept that a great percentage of the child population, suffers the most common act of violence from their parents, which is called neglect. This type of abuse is the most common and the deepest, in terms of consequences that a child may suffer, creating a future adult with emotional disbalance, which is a big and sad problem for our society’s development. First of all, we need to define “neglect”. Clearly, we know that child abuse is harming a person under 18 years of age. Neglect is a type of child abuse and it is the most common type. and the one that has the largest number of cases. According to Kraizer, neglect is when the child’s legal guardian fails to exercise the appropriate care: the basic necessities like food, clothing, education and medical care, supervision, and putting the child at risk of being harmed (2008). The sad part of this problem is that, normally, there are victims of violence because someone did something to him or her, like physical violence, rape, insult, but in this case, the neglected child suffers because someone that is supposed to do something to help him or her, does nothing when needed. In essence, this is the real meaning of child abuse: harming a child’s mental or physical health, because of a lack of care that he or she needs. As a result, like almost all types of child abuse, this abuse has delicate and serious consequences that may affect a child’s health for life.

who are a product of neglect? “Responsive adults. K. This is because when a neglected child is encountered. are the impact on emotional functioning. 2010). M. References Heide. but when there are emotional damages. Society needs emotionally prepared people to go out and contribute forwards a positive future. 2010 from http://www. There is an alarming trend of parricide in the world. rely more on mental or emotional health.psychologytoday. the aggression and cruelty children present against others (Perry. And if these patterns persist generation after generation. Retrieved March 16. but without the correct attitude. are almost 100% prone to be repeat them when they grow up and have kids of their own. This all. clothing or taking the victim to a shelter. “There are three types of individuals who commit parricide. And the third is the darling of the tabloids. Another is the severely mentally ill child. and the biggest one of all.2 The most relevant and significant effects from this abuse. the dangerously antisocial child” (Heide. physical harms can be cured by feeding. inappropriate modeling. 2009). It is true that in these cycles of mistreatment. Do you not think that the base of this trend is neglect? How can you imagine yourself living in a society full of aggressors. One is the severely abused child who is pushed beyond his or her limits. 2010). (2009) Why kids kill parents tragedy in the family: When kids murder their parents. such as parents. these are really hard to cure. The biggest problems caused by neglect. We need to work forwards eliminating all obstacles to achieving a healthy and sure future generation. our society will never be in a good status. this idea becomes an illusion.com/articles/2009 . the children that have received them. affects their behavior leading them to malfunction in society. than on physical ones. and other caregivers make all the difference in the lives of maltreated children” (Perry. and they may persist for life. teachers.

com/profes sional/bruceperry/bonding.org/childabuse 4.htm Perry. 2010 from http://teacher. Retrieved March 14. (2010) Bonding and attachment in maltreated children: Consequences of emotional neglect in childhood. (2008) Neglect.safechild.3 0/why-kids-kill-parents Kraizer. S. B.scholastic. Retrieved March 8.htm . 2010 from http://www.

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