by Dale Harcombe
Recently I read an article which stated, that according to experts, child neglect can be just as detrimental to a child's development as physical and sexual abuse. Those are pretty strong words.
According to a recent study children of a sampling of 4000 children aged 14 and under, those with repeated history of abuse on average scored lower by 3 IQ points that those children who had not been abused. The sad but interesting thing is children who had been neglected scored equally as poorly as the children who had been abused.
....I remember some time back author Mem Fox created an uproar by declaring that putting children in child care was tantamount to abuse. Maybe you wouldn't go that far. What do you consider amounts to neglect?
I really would like to see comments on this subject.