A. Parents today don’t realize that the harm that they are doing to their children will eventually be passed day from generation to generation, their children are today’s abused tomorrow’s abusers.
B. Child abuse is mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation (Salus).
C. Child abuse has an enormous impact in our society; child abuse maltreatment and neglect is a causative factor in youth suicide, crime, homelessness, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse and unemployment in young people and adults (Information, national clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect). II. Counterargument
A. Child Abuse basic view point of the opposition
1. In particular, there are parents and caregivers that say an injury resulting from abuse is accidental because they didn’t intended to hurt the child.
B. Parents or caregiver can have the tendency to abuse children not knowing that they are abusing the child in any sort of way.
1. For example, some guardians would discipline there child and by doing so they could be abusing them psychologically or even physically (Asseal).
2. Additionally, people would think that the way they discipline a child is perfectly fine because they want them to learn how to do it the proper way (Bissell).
C. The parental and caregiver will always try to make the right choice, which would be either to let it go or punish them.
1. To summarize, people will never know had much the discipline or punishment can lead to in the long run.
D. My expository thesis statement is: child abuse is an enormous problem among many families globally because child abuse is a detrimental aspect of a child's life as well as the developmental stages in a child's life, which would cause them to have physical, psychological, or behavioral consequences as they grow.
1. Indeed, many people say that child abuse should be legal because an injury resulting from physical abuse is not