Children Should Be Raised Surrounded By Attention, Affection, Support, And With All Their Parents

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Dark. Quite. Alone. Stuck in this empty room. Mama said, "I ain 't coming out never". I learned not to cry but to just wait. Wait for food. Wait for warmth. Wait for love. It feels like 2 years now still here waiting. One day I woke to find myself near the light, floating away. The wait was finally over. 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…show more content…
Although this is a significant number, it is also important to note that Oliver 's estimations indicate that a majority of maltreated children do not go on to maltreat their own children. Kwong and colleagues (2003) determined that growing up in abusive family environments can teach children that the use of violence and aggression is a viable means for dealing with interpersonal conflict, which can increase the likelihood that the cycle of violence will continue when they reach adulthood Child abuse has a lengthy history. Children have been subject to abuse by their parents or other adults since presumably the beginning of time. For many centuries laws failed to protect children from abuse. Children under English common law were considered the property of their fathers, as women were considered property of their husbands, until the late 1800s. American colonists in the 16th and 17th centuries carried the tradition of children being property of their fathers to the early years of the United States. In the early 1870s, child abuse captured the nation 's attention with news that an 8 year old orphan named Mary Ellen Wilson was suffering daily whippings and beatings at her foster home. With no organization in existence to protect abused children, the orphan 's plight fell to attorneys for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). These attorneys argued that laws protecting animals from abuse should

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