What is Child a Abuse: Definition, Impacts, Check Here

This is the most major problems the children are facing. Those who are facing this can suffer from emotional scars which last long after the physical bruises have healed. Kids who are suffering from this have problems in interacting with people and maintaining relationships throughout the lives. They have low self-esteem, depression, thought about suicide and other mental issues. Most of the time, kids know their abusers and the abuse happens in the home. This makes it difficult for kids to speak up. They may feel trapped by the affection they feel for their abusers or fearful of the power the abusers have over them so they stay silent. That’s why it’s especially important to be able to recognize the signs of child abuse.

How can you say that the child is being abused?

How can you say that the child is being abusedHow can you say that the child is being abused

The child may have some changes in themselves like being silent not responding to things and with a variety of difficulties and behavior depending upon when and what type of abuse they have experienced. It will be hard to notice if the child is facing the abuse from long-term by an adult the child is close to. They just find it difficult to say anyone about it as the abuser may have frightened to hurt them if they tell it to anybody. A child may not say anything because they think it their fault, that no one will believe them or think they will be teased or punished.

Signs of emotional abuse from parents:

Signs of emotional abuse from parents

  • Having unhealthy relationships with people.
  • You have low self-esteem.
  • You repress your emotions.
  • You lack attention.
  • Your parents excessively teased you.
  • You were ignored.
  • You were compared to your siblings or another people.
  • You were put on inspection and under pressure.
  • You were made to feel guilty.
  • Your privacy was broken.
  • You are very negative about things

Some signs of abuses are:

Some signs of abuses are

Physical abuse:

  • Be watchful, cautious or careful of adults
  • Be unable to play and be unforced
  • Be aggressive or abusive
  • Bully other children or are being bullied themselves
  • Be unable to concentrate, underachieve at school and avoid activities that involve removal of clothes, e.g. sports
  • Lie, steal, truant from school and get into trouble with the police
  • Find it difficult to trust other people and make friends.

Sexually abused children may:

  • Behavior change when the abuse starts
  • Start to think and talk badly about themselves
  • Careless about themselves
  • Use sexual talk or ideas in their play that you would usually see only in someone much
  • Under-achieve at school
  • Be unable to sleep
  • Behave in an inappropriately seductive way
  • Be fearful, frightened of physical contact
  • Become depressed and take an overdose or harm themselves
  • Drink too much or start using drugs
  • Develop an eating disorder.

Impacts of child abuse:

Impacts of child abuse

  • Bed-wetting or bed soiling that has no medical cause
  • Dressed up differently from others.
  • Poor physical living conditions as compared to others.
  • Continuing of vomiting and diarrhea
  • Major symptoms of depression, anxiety or aggression.
  • Struggling to control strong emotions or have extreme outbursts.
  • Lack social skills or have few, if any, friends.
  • Uses language in a way or know about things that you would not expect them to know for their age.

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