It seems like people throw around the term 'child abuse'. I wish there was a way to show people that those words should be saved for situations that are ACTUAL abuse or at least potential abuse.
Answer by MaryWolfe at 6:58 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
I agree. Not only that but people call CPS for the stupidest reasons, simply because they don't agree with the way someone else parents. Then the CPS people spend all their time investigating people for stupid stuff that is NOT abuse and the kids that are being beaten half to death fall through the cracks of overworked employees.
Throwing the term "abuse" on to everything devalues the word and the actual abuse cases.
Answer by justanotherjen at 9:28 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
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Answer by SWasson at 7:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
Actually I don't have a problem with throwing around that term. I think we should all be striving to do our best for our kids and not what we want or is convenient. I know that there has been at least one occasion where someone used the term in relation to my parenting ability and while it pised me off it did get me to take a hard look at my actions.
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