Look at this gorgeous little girl. She is innocent and protected. She is hiding in the folds of her mother’s love.
It is hard for most to understand the love you can have for a baby born to you or adopted by you until you have a baby. Babies are precious. They are sent to us to nurture and safeguard.
I have a friend who recently had a new baby. This child is the center of her whole world. She dotes on her and is patient with her. My friend knows a baby doesn’t give back love when first born. She knows that we first love our children and give of ourselves then as the child grows it begins to return our love.
There are all different kinds of moms in this world. Young ones, old ones, mature ones, and ones who are still children themselves. But most of these moms love their little ones. They just show it differently.
The baby, however, loves their mom no matter how she has shown love to them. There is a bond that forms when you hold your baby in your arms. A trust that doesn’t go away no matter what.
A mom is a mom forever or until the child is old enough to make their own choices. When a mom is not kind to her children, those children will still love and trust her. But when they are older and able to see what has happened they may choose to step away from the pain.
Often, I have seen a child taken from their home because of abuse and they will continually cry for mom or ask to go back home. A love like this is an unshakable bond formed at an early age.
Protect your children against abusers. Stand with your children, not against them. Believe them when they tell you something has happened.
If you find yourself frustrated, don’t take it out on your children.
Ask for help. Numerous groups are willing to help you cope with the stress of life and raising your children.
The statistics gathered by KARA state,
4 million children received prevention & post-response services.
According to Invisible Children, KARA Group (Kids At Risk Action),
Nationally over 7 million U.S. children come to the attention of Child Protective Services each year according to a Children’s Bureau 2015 report.
Below are some national child abuse statistics reported by KARA.
NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS
• 4 million child maltreatment referral reports received.
• 207,000 children received foster care
• Child abuse crosses all socioeconomic and educational levels, religions, ethnic and cultural groups.
Why would a parent do something to harm a child? I don’t have an answer to all of the questions this presents. But I am hoping to make the public more aware of the abuse.
Look at the picture of this innocent child. Don’t allow others to harm children. Don’t turn a blind eye from what you see happening.
And above all, if you are going to do drugs don’t have babies.
CHILD ABUSE RISK FACTORS
• Alcohol abuse (parent/caregiver)—the compulsive use of alcohol that is not of a temporary nature.
• Drug abuse (parent/caregiver)—the compulsive use of drugs that is not of a temporary nature.
• Domestic violence (parent/caregiver)–abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another.
Fight for the children of this world. They are the future that will determine how our universe functions. Staying in your corner and watching is no longer acceptable. The pain of an abused child will affect your children when they reach school age.
Please take time to read further statistics on child abuse by clicking this link for KARA . Be aware and keep yourself informed of the world around you.
Here are some links to other groups to get help or help others.
I am not endorsing these sites. I am however showing you that there is help for the abuser, the abused and the person trying to help. There are many more links on google.