(Written by Claire Scott) What is a good or bad parent? If you’re a parent and you’re looking at yourself in the mirror asking yourself this question, you will most likely have a hard time coming up with an answer. Are you really a good parent because you provide all of the things that your children want? Are you a bad parent because you scold your kids when they lie or come home a few minutes late? It can be difficult to judge yourself, and it is even more challenging to assess yourself to see if your parenting techniques are too lax or too harsh.
People have varied parenting styles, and it’s out of line to judge or criticize others’ parenting methods. But a line must be drawn, especially when a child is already getting abused.
Child abuse is a serious crime that parents, as well as other caregivers could be guilty of. Child abuse encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, including his physical and emotional well-being. [Read more…]