Child Abuse: Pains and Freedom
The story of child abuse is as old as the history of mankind. It is neither a new nor a rare subject, but a long-standing problem that cuts across both developed and underdeveloped nations. This is a situation where the rich oppress the poor and the strong take advantage of the weak. This can also be seen as a pandemic, and not has much been done to curtail its prevalence and perpetuation despite global outcry by celebrities of their unsavory childhood experiences. Yet it has not produced the desired result. One of such child abuse celebrities, Oprah Winfrey, who has distinguished herself as the hostess of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and a strong voice for the rights and protection of children, declared with passion her childhood experience.
This book, Child Abuse (Pains and Freedom), presents parents as partners in God’s divine project of raising children. It is expected that these children be valued and appreciated by parents and care-givers. How this is valued will best be seen in the light of how the child/children are protected and cared for. The author X-rayed how parents render their children vulnerable to social vices, overindulgence, physical, emotional and psychological trauma. Also gross indiscipline due to deprivation of basic needs (food, shelter, education, health and clothing).
Complacency on the part of parents to maintain discipline and order in their homes is one of the reasons for moral decadence in our society today. Research work among in-school students, fieldwork, practical cases, and seven years of experience of fieldwork of the author, has in no small measure unveil erroneous belief that Child Abuse does not occur among Christian homes.
Therefore, this book, Child Abuse (Pains and Freedom), will help the reader move from; Ignorance or denial to Awareness, act with Passion for Action by enlisting as children’s advocate to help stem the tide of evil.