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?