Monday, January 29, 2007



End Child Abuse Now!

All across the country we need to train young women and men how to be good mothers and fathers. Babies are having babies and with that children are being abused. Young parents can’t cope with the stress of parenthood. If you add that with poverty, lost love, and a lack of education, you will find a surefire recipe for disaster. I am so tired of turning on the television or opening up a newspaper to see another young man being arrested for child abuse or for murdering an infant. They shook the baby too hard, or put a pillow over the baby’s face because the baby wouldn’t stop crying. Those being arrested are under the age of 21. Now the women are harming their children by tossing them into bodies of water, cooking them in microwaves, are beating them to death because the baby’s daddy don’t want them anymore. C’mon! Something must be done and soon.

We need to set up a series of parenting classes around the country and when a mother shows up to the doctor make it mandatory for both the mother and the father to immediately start parenting and stress classes. I know there are classes going on now but most of these are voluntary unless the court intervenes because of neglect. But what is needed is to teach prevention now and not wait until intervention is needed. Babies raising babies are destroying a generation of young folks. Some will survive and go on and raise their families and do well. Others will end up in jail, or a mental institution. These kids need help!

What are you doing to stop child abuse?

14 comments:

Luke Cage said...

Our future benefactors are not even giving their children a chance to live a fulfilling life. They are already at a handicap when they come into the world.

But why not attempt to make their existence a little bit better and give them what these young parents lacked growing up? I've always heard how some parents tell their kids, I want them to have what I didn't have growing up.

How does a beatdown factor into this??? Truly sad and ultimately a tragic cycle for kids to go thru. Babies having babies is already child abuse in itself.

TJ said...

I'm getting tired of these kinds of stories too, especially when you have fire stations, hospitals and other agencies that will take the baby, no questions asked. I just dont understand being brutal like that to an innocent child. I hope that the volunteer work I've done and continue to do, the causes I support and the effort and prayers I put into my kids will help in the battle against child abuse.

urban butterfly said...

Child abuse is such a devastating thing to experience, coming from one who has been a victim of it. If I knew how to help, I would. I think the best way that I can help (for now at least) is by praying. I do pray for families and children where I see signs of child abuse. It breaks my heart and tears me up inside.

princessdominique said...

I have always been an advocate against abuse. It is harsh, cruel and unnecessary. I think we should all play a part in eradicating it.

Rose said...

Luke you know when the news show these young people being arrested I feel the same way, they should have a serious beating to understand how it feels to be defenseless. But still, we need to look at curriculums in parenting and do some serious tweaking to show these teens the reality of harming a child and the consequences of becoming so stressout and angry to the point of hurting an infant or child.

Rose said...

TJ- it seems our work will never be done with teens and some adults. We have to keep trying and volunteering and making suggestions, we are losing two generations, the infant or child that is hurt beyond healing and the one who did the hurting.

Rose said...

Butterfly, so sorry you had to go through the experience. If you see signs just call the abuse line in your city or state. It doesn't hurt to check out something when you see signs of abuse, bruises, or even if a child tells you. If it is untrue the case will be considered unfounded, but if it is true you helped or saved a child.

Rose said...

Princessdominique: you are right! We can not walk away from what is happening, it is too serious, and abusers just grow up in many cases to abuse adults. You know many folks do what they are taught.

Hassan said...

Not having children.

Miz JJ said...

I have never thought what I am doing to stop child abuse. I figure by not having children before I am ready to mind them I am stopping child abuse. Seriously though, I think the problem is systemic and maybe child parenting classes are the ticket. Or comprehensive (free) birth control so that women who are not prepared do not have children.

Rosemarie said...

I joined a mother's group the hospital. The meeting was weekly and I started going when my daughter was 10 1/2 weeks old until she was one year old. I really needed it! It helped me a lot and I am still friends with some of the moms from the group.

This is wear the front lines are! Child abuse advocates should be walking the floors in search of moms who will need their help when they become frustrated, stressed, and on the edge...ready to jump off.

regina said...

I am adopting a little girl that has fetal alcohol exposure. She is classified as severly handicapped but every day she continues to make progress. I often counsel young girls in my community that abuse is often not physical and can last longer than you can imagine...

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with your post, but those "parenting classes" you talk about are a joke...I am a social worker who works with children taken from their homes and I've seen these classes in action....

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