Child Abuse: I Have a Say Too

by Emily
(Shepherdsville, Kentucky, USA )

I am not a parent. I am only 12 years old, but I think that I should have a say in child abuse. I think kids are cute. But what parents do is cruel. I know that there is no perfect mom, but there is a baby's life, and living it to their fullest is what they want to do. Abusing them is like showing them you don't love them. A mom or dad is supposed to be there with them every day, not hurting them. One wrong word that comes out of a baby's mouth could be their last. A parent should see a baby's first smile, not a frown; should hear their laugh, not a cry every day. Let's stop child abuse.

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Sep 12, 2008
You DO have a say...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I couldn't agree more, Emily. You make up part of our future; perhaps your generation will put an end to child abuse once and for all. Even just one person can make a difference. I sense that you will be one of those people.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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