THE NEGLECT OF CHILDREN IN TODAY’S SOCIETY
When we fail to provide them with these things, it can have a lasting and damaging impact on their development. Studies have shown that neglectful parents are more likely to have children with behavioral problems, low self-esteem, and cognitive delays. In some cases, neglect can even lead to physical abuse. Child neglect is defined as failing to provide for a child’s basic needs. This can include providing adequate food, clothing, and shelter, as well as ensuring their safety, protecting them from harm, and providing them with medical care. Unfortunately, child neglect is all too common in today’s society. A recent study found that one in four children in the United States is living in poverty, and many more are living in homes that are overcrowded or lack basic amenities. In addition, a growing number of children are being raised by single parents or grandparents who may not have the time or resources to properly care for them. As a result, neglected children often suffer from physical and emotional problems that can last a lifetime.