Book Report On A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

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In the autobiography “A Child Called It” the author, Dave Pelzer, tells us about the abuse he suffers as a child. Child abuse is often defined as an action or failing to act, when a parent or caregiver causes emotional or physical harm, death or injury to a child. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or neglect. In his book, Dave describes for us the three abuses he suffered, physical, emotional and neglect.
According to the American Psychiatric Association, mental illness is health conditions that involve major changes in our behavior, thinking and emotions and it causes distress/problems functioning in work, family and social settings. Dave’s mother suffered from mental instability. I believe she used Dave as a way to vent her frustrations

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