Home » SIGNS OF ABUSE IN CHILDREN-Involve Your Child In Safety Measures
Any parent will cringe at the thought of their child being abused. Any sign of abuse in children and any form of mistreatment towards them is something that should not be taken lightly.
And sometimes, out of ignorance, parents and guardians can be perpetrators of child abuse in all its forms. I’m sure a parent beating up a child may not think much of it other than a disciplinary action. Another parent may subject their child to chores or duties that are way above a child. But the truth of the matter is, the child has to understand and appreciate any form of disciplinary action or duties. Otherwise, that would be a big psychological issue on the child and a flop on your parenting.
You are not always with your children, what measure have you put in place to ensure that they are free from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse? Do they know when they are abused and when to report?
Signs Of Abuse In Children
Safety Measure- Train Your Child To Recognize Abuse
It is paramount that your child knows when they are being abused. The following are key pointers;
The list above is not exhaustive as there are many more types of child abuse including neglect, cyber bullying, child trafficking and many others.
Now that your child understands abuse, are they capable of reporting? It is important to create relationships with your children where they can talk to you about anything and everything. As a parent or guardian, the best thing you can do for your child is to listen and understand. This way, you will be able to pick up what transpires in their day to day lives and take action if need be.
You need to physically examine your child and watch out for any bruises and cuts. Your child should be able to explain the cause of any injuries, both accidents and inflicted.
Your child should also report abnormal behaviors of caregivers that may cause them to be negligent. This includes consumption of alcohol and indulgence of drugs in inappropriate time and place.
The war against child abuse cannot be won by one party. Every state has a Child Protection Act and Policies that are put in place to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse.
We are mandated to report and stand against child abuse, be it our own children or not.