Parenting can be a very tasking job, considering the demands of new born babies, raising them, attending to their needs and other things can make parents wants to break.
More tasking is when the child begins to grow, the elementary stage of the child which informs the beginning stages of the child. The child formative years is the most imperative years of his life, which most them suffers major abuses because of something the parent did or did not do.
As a parent, it is assumed that you try the best you can to protect your children from all forms of abuse.
But even after that, it seems your best wasn’t good enough so they still fall victim to the very abuse you were protecting them from.
Here is a shocking fact: half of the times your kids were abused, you were the one who exposed them to it.
1. Allowing Them To Sit On An Adult’s Laps
Be watchful of some older relatives and outsiders who carry your children on their laps. Especially the ones who always insist that your child sits in that position.
Your girl child could be fondled or molested by them, unknown to you. Protect your children, make sure that they don’t carry your child like that.
2. Being Accepting Of Over-Involved Outsiders
Those aunties and uncles that are always showing care to your child. Buying them toys, helping out with their school fees and even asking you if they can take them to their house for holidays. Be careful of them.
Some of them could be grooming your children for sex or expose them to other vices.
3. Unsupervised Plays
Adults aren’t the only ones who abuse your children. Even older children can molest their younger siblings.
Also, from age 6, children become curious about their genitals and want to explore. So a harmless play could lead to something else.
Be wary of older children in your compound who befriend your kids.
Yes, it is true that relatives also submit your children to various types of abuse, sad and hurtful as it sounds.
Not every family member you allow to care for your children has their best interest at heart.
5. Insults And Name Calling
As a parent, you often make the mistake of raining all forms of insult on your children. You call them idiot, useless and other vile names.
Know today, that insulting your child hurts their self-esteem and breaks their spirit.
Even if they don’t cry when you do so, they get hurt.
Refusing to provide your child with basic needs is also a form of abuse. Or refusing to be involved in their lives.
How else do parents expose their children to abuse? Let’s talk about it in the comment section.
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