In the July 11 issue of the online journal, The Lancet, researchers from the United Kingdom shared some very disturbing data: children who are disabled are at a significantly higher risk of being abused or neglected. They are also more likely to be exposed to violence during childhood.
In the past year, there have been a lot of stories about babies falling out of windows accidentally, but a Cleveland, Ohio mother actually tossed her child out of a second story window, just before she was set on fire by the child’s father.
A couple accused of hiding and abusing five children has just gave birth to their sixth child, ten weeks early. The new baby has caused a stir as the family has been able to deny the existence of their other children for over 13 years.
A study from the Tulane University School of Public Health found that parents who are in aggressive and violent relationships are more likely to spank their toddlers than those in happier relationships. The study may show a link between corporal punishment and family aggression.
When reports of children that are being abused and neglected come in, usually the children are found to be extremely underweight and starved. In a shocking new case, however, the children were found to be extremely overweight and in poor health.