Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Child abuse. It amazes me what people do to their children. Screaming, beating, throwing things... are all abuse. Breaking things over your child is abuse. Children are so precious, I just don't understand how anyone could do this to a child. There are times when Blake is upset and it is frustrating, but I could never look into his innocent eyes and hurt him. Child abuse is being a bully to something smaller and defenseless. I don't know how these people live with themselves.
Here are some statistics-
Almost five children die everyday as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four are under the age of 4.About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
Children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit violent crime.