Child abuse is a psychological problem or perversion of the abuser. The abuser is referred to as the perpetrator of abuse.1Child abuse includes the following conditions:

    • Child sexual abuse
    • Pedophilia
    • Physical abuse
    • Child neglect
    • Emotional neglect and abuse
    • Failure to thrive
    • Munchausen by proxy syndrome


a tendency to be abusive. These tendencies can include the following:

  • Excessive and loud verbal confrontation
  • Excessive corporal punishment
  • Sexual feelings or excessive feelings of anger about children

Tendencies can be treated more effectively than the frank abusive behavior that can evolve from a tendency.

If you observe child abuse in others, you are obligated to report the abuse to the police or medical authorities. Continue Reading

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