Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 24

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change

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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. 

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