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581 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by MelLowStar

If a child is abused over a long period of time and the parents don't notice, are they partially at fault?

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13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/28/08 - 8:37:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
they neither caused it nor allowed it.
kids can put up a good front
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/28/08 - 10:21:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Parents who bring children into this world are responsible for their upbringing. Parents have an obligation to the child, themselves, and society to raise an honorable and healthy child the best they can. Abuse (mental, or physical) should never be tolerated.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/28/08 - 10:37:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah they kind of are, if there were signs
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/08 - 3:54:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well....I think,
"Could have done a better job" and,
"(Partially) at fault"
Are not quite the same and,
I think they'd be guilty of the former,
But not necessarily the latter.

Nobody's perfect but,
That doesn't always mean it's their fault.

Still, you'd certainly want to find out why
They didn't notice anything.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/08 - 5:32:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's possible that parents wouldn't notice it. A child will act completely different when it was abused. It's in the parent's responsibilty to find out why.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/08 - 10:54:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that abuse can be hidden from parents extremely well. Although i think if a child is being abused by a family member that lives in the same house as them, how could you not have suspicions that something's going on?
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/08 - 11:04:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
How can you not notice? I know when something is bothering my kids, even something small.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/29/08 - 11:07:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure they'd feel incredibly guilty, but I don't like to use positive traits like trust, optimism, and innocence against people, and I think those things characterize a lot of parents who fall into this category.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/30/08 - 4:15:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who says it's the parents that are abusing?
13 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 2:53:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
it is partly there falt my little brother was being abused i knew as much as my mom knew. wich wasn't very much. it was the baby sitter this all happen when i was 8.
13 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 5:22:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
If they didn't know, then no.
13 yrs ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 5:27:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
Where you abused as a child btw?
and I dont think its the parents fault I mean they had no idea!....So dont blame your parents.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/28/08 - 2:44:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, some kids are very good at hiding things.

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