The earlier on in childhood the abuse or neglect was, the more repetitive and severe the self harm is (109). The stereotypes that people have against self harm are not necessarily true. The reason behind why some people who experienced chronic child abuse self harm is because they want to release the feeling of emotional pain that they cannot bear because they see it as “a form of self-preservation” ironically, the people who do self harm are not pleased with their behavior and are often “ashamed and disgusted” by it
Psychological or emotional abuse, and neglect are much more common than physical abuse, but still gto unnoticed. An article on TIME states: “It may be the most common kind of child abuse — and the most challenging to deal with. But psychological abuse, or emotional abuse, rarely gets the kind of attention that sexual or physical abuse receives.” It is horrible to think that one child is given
However, some people believe that abuse is discipline, but where is the line drawn? Abuse in the life of juveniles leaves a great impact on a child whether positive or negative. A child can be mistreated in various ways, though, the main focus for this paper is physically abuse. Physical abuse is the excessive and deliberate hitting on a child. Physical manhandle is damage coming about because of physical hostility.
Abuse is another thing that has been linked, to problems in a child 's development. The earlier abuse and neglect occur in a child 's life the more severe the impact. Furthermore, the stage of development, while the abuse occurs will influence the type and severity of the consequences. Additionally, the more chronic and long lasting the abuse and neglect, the more harmful it is. When the abuse and neglect are caused, by parents or another significant figure a child, becomes confused because their supposed source of safety is the source of their harm.
“Child abuse is also called cruelty to children, the willful infliction of pain and suffering on children through physical, sexual, or emotional mistreatment” (Jenkins 1). “Child abuse often is overlooked by family, friends, and health professionals” (Jenkins 1) meaning it could be misinterpreted by some,
Generally, physical abuse refers to non-accidental physical injury as a result of use of physical forces against a child, which is inflicted by a parent, caregiver, or other person who has responsibility for the child (Children Welfare, 2013). The abusive behaviours include punching, beating, kicking, biting, shaking, throwing, stabbing, choking, hitting (with a hand, stick, strap, or other object), burning, shoving and poisoning physically. The induction or fabrication of an illness by a parent or caregiver known as Munchausen Syndrome is also considered physically abusive behaviour (Bromfield, 2005; World Health Organization [WHO], 2006). Emotional abuse or psychological abuse refers to inappropriate verbal or symbolic acts of parents or caregiver towards a child which impairs a child’s emotional development. Such acts of commission or omission have a large probability of damaging child’s self-esteem or social competence (Bromfield, 2005; WHO, 2006).
Child abuse is now spreading increasingly day by day all over the world and can be seen in every group whether it is ethnic or cultural group. Child maltreatment includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and psychological abuse. Abuse is addition of any kind of trouble in someone’s life. It can be emotional or verbal. Child abuse is a serious issue these days and has caused severe effects in lives of children.
In the other hands, children tend to grow up and act like their parents and they do the exact same thing that their parents used to do with them when they were a kid. Child abuse effects on a child's life greatly. A family is the primary source for every child. It's their safety, security, love, life, supports, understandings, and even more than that. When child abuse violates the primary relationship of the child with its family is a betrayal, a negative belief develop in a child.
However, Estha features in Rahel’s list of people she is ‘supposed’ to love and not one of those she loves. Right from the beginning, the author has subtly established and emphasized the ‘laws of love’ and they become the frame of reference when later on, love crosses the boundaries and breaks these ‘ground rules’. Ammu and Velutha’s relationship is one such example that defies these as Velutha is an untouchable. Although their families cannot bear this and punish them with exile and death, Ammu and Velutha’s relationship represents true romantic love in the plot. Love and sexuality also take an abusive form as seen in the molestation of Estha by the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man, beating of Mammachi, ill-treatment of Ammu at the hands of an abusive ‘Baba’.