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Top 10 Child Abuse Articles
You may think that you have never seen child abuse before. However, you probably have seen an episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras" or read about the Penn State and Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Everyone is exposed to the reality of child abuse at some point, even if only through salacious reality television and shocking news reports.
This increased exposure to child abuse has led to hypersensitivity about anything that may make a child upset, such as refusing to take him to McDonalds. Thus, it is crucial to be able to discern when you need to protect a child and when you need to let a parent discipline their own kid. This Top 10 list of child abuse articles can help you do just that.
You may want to seem like the coolest parent ever and hire strippers for your teen’s next birthday party. However, exposing minors to strippers can qualify as child endangerment. Before you do anything crazy to make you seem awesome in the eyes of your kids, you should read this article to make sure you are not endangering your kids.
Everyone knows the creepy love story of the sixth grade teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her then-student Vili Fualaau. Although this abuse led to a happy marriage, many situations of abuse that teachers inflict upon students are not positive experiences. You should read this article if you think your child is being abused by a teacher.
No normal kid is excited to go to school in the morning. However, your child may not want to go to school because they are being abused or bullied. If your child is being treated unfairly (or worse) at school, this article can tell you how to sue the school.
If you have an overbearing mother, you may get sick of her constantly calling you, showing up randomly at your home, and guilting you into spending time with her. A restraining order against your mom may sound perfect because then you can finally feel like an adult. This article covers everything you need to know about restraining orders.
One may think that two teenage heirs to $6 billion would have had the best childhood. However, the Inman twins, who inherited the Duke fortune, were victims of child abuse at the hands of their father, and people did not intervene because of the family’s wealth. If you have witnessed child abuse, you must read this article to learn how you can help.
When your child is being a holy terror, you may want to punish him severely. You may even want to copy Homer Simpson’s parenting style and choke the little brat. However, you may want to read this article about criminal child abuse before enacting a harsh punishment to make sure that you will not be committing child abuse.
A parent requiring their toddler to either choose another restaurant other than McDonalds or choose to not eat dinner does not seem to be committing child abuse. Recently, however, a New York court has declared this to be a sign of unfit parenting and neglect. If you have been wrongly accused of child abuse, then you should read this article.
Sometimes people are unsure of how to report child abuse or are afraid of the ramifications of reporting. Jerry Sandusky was able to get away with molesting boys for years because other employees at Penn State failed to report the abuse to the police. This article tells you how you can, and when you are required to, report child abuse.
On "Toddlers and Tiaras," parents are shown feeding their kids a lot of sugar, forcing them to endure eyebrow waxing, and talking down to them when they lose. While this may be normal parenting in some states, it amounts to abuse in other states. This article explains similarities and differences between the child abuse laws of different states.
10. Child Abuse
When a person witnesses an act of child abuse, their initial reaction is to look the other way, which was recently demonstrated in a child abuse prank video on Youtube. There are some people that are required to report child abuse because of their jobs. If you think that you may be required to report acts of child abuse, then you need to read this article.