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By Barbara Cottrell

Addressing the whats, whos, and whys of mother or father abuse, this exposé breaks the silence round this seldom pointed out yet all too generally happening challenge and tells the tales of the fogeys who've been abused via their childrens, such a lot of whom are kids, and the tales of the kids who abuse. delivering suggestion, instructions, and aid for either mom and dad and abusive childrens, recommending expert aid from counselors and group staff, and discussing how mother or father help teams may be worthy, this reference offers quite a lot of innovations for fogeys in hassle and advocates a software for constructing neighborhood know-how of the dad or mum abuse conflict.

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Hagan 1991; Lotz and Lee 1999). The implication is that the higher the social class a child comes from, the less likely they are to be disruptive at school or to be involved in petty crime. This may mean that the higher the social class, the less likely the children will be abusive, and by implication, parent abuse is more likely to occur in poorer families. But the connection is slight; the numbers are not dramatically different. We do know from our research that parent abuse is, in fact, found in all social classes.

Many teens agree that it is easier to share their emotions with their mothers and they’re not as afraid of their mothers as they are of their fathers. Consequently, teens tend to talk to their mothers more than to their fathers. By the same token, mothers are perceived as being “softer” than fathers and are, therefore, easier targets for abuse. Society in general is more comfortable with anger directed at women than at men (Bass and Davis 1988). Teens told us they would never dare hit their strong and intimidating fathers: “I’m scared of my father.

Another mother said: “We were starting to have marital problems and I was also concerned for my other children, for my sanity.

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