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Ill equipped Parents At A Glance

Ill equipped Parents At A Glance

One common cause of child abuse is that a child’s parents
are simply unfit or unprepared for parenthood. They may be financially
unprepared to raise a child. A child may be born to parents who suffer from
drug or alcohol addictions and are unable to properly care for a child. In
other cases, a child may be born to a very young parent that is not ready to
cope with the physical, emotional and economic stresses of raising a child. All
of these frustrations and stresses may lead one or both of a child’s parents to
take part in
 physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect.

Another
cause of child abuse is when a family is of a low socioeconomic status. An
individual who makes a small income is not necessarily unfit to be a parent. However,
they are unprepared for the economic stresses of raising children.

Child abuse
occurs in all varieties of families from all socioeconomic standings. However,
child abuse statistics indicate that suspected child abuse often occurs in poor
families. There is a strong correlation between child abuse and low income
families. This is often due to the stress of everyday expenses and providing
the child with necessities. A child who is born into a poor family is more
likely to suffer from neglect. This may because a parent is unable to afford a
babysitter while they run errands or go to work. A child in a poor family is
also more likely to be denied medical treatment and dental care.

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