Where you ever abused as a child?

United States
May 18, 2008 2:43pm CST
I was recently reading this article about child abuse. It said that studies show that United States And United Kingdom Have The Worst Child Care In The World. How Do You Feel About It And Do You Agree Or Disagree With This Situation. Also, Where You Abused As A Child?
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
18 May 08
Yes, the United States and the United Kingdom have the worst child care. There have been many bads things that has happened to little kids by their own parents or caregivers. It is a shame.. I was verbally abused as a child, and it hurt so much. It has caused me to distance myself from certain family members. Sometimes, the bad things that have been said and done to me, have made me feel depressed. But I just look to God for my help.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
18 May 08
It is sad to say that yes there are to often not good child care options for parents. The way the world is going more and more both parents must work in order to support their family and this is not just a case of upper middle class looking for those extras in life but for most of the working class, and working class poor, as well, I think much of it is due to the fact that more and more people are isolated even in the largest most crowded cities. When my mom was growing up, if someone was going to be late getting home, they didn't worry because they knew Liney would be home, since my grandmother had 10 children she was almost always home, due to the need for her to be. So most knew if they were going to be a little late they didn't have to worry their children would be safe with a neighbor everyone knew, respected and cared about. Now how many people know anyone on their block? How many people can know by name and or site their neighbors? For those that live in apartment buildings do you know who lives in the apartments on your floor let along those who live on other floors, or in the buildings near by? The feeling of community is often missing in the busy lives people are living, out of financial necessity we moved a lot as I was growing up, so as I would get to know people we would move on, this happened to others as well. yet when I was a kid, I remember meeting an elderly couple who had lived in the same apartment for 60 years. I also have a friend who until more recent years knew everyone who lived on her block, but as the large victorian homes were remodeled into 4 and 6 family apartments she still knew who lived on her block but in recent years with people moving in and out more often, with her work schedule being what it is, she can no longer say she knows who lives on her block. This I think is one of the reason for the bad child care, there are people who look at child care solely as a business, and do not put the CARE in childcare, there are those who have no choice they have to work, to feed and clothe their children, and their neighbors are in the same position, so that people don't know each other, watch out for each other, the extended family also doesn't seem to be there any more. The days when you may have 3 or 4 generations living in one home, are long gone. So you don't have grandma, or grandpa to fall back on to help with the kids, because people are not taking care of their own parents, or because those parents are living independant lives themselves. Or those parents haven't retired because they are still struggling to earn a living as well.