Domestic violence — parent abuse.

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When we normally refer to domestic violence we tend to focus on men abusing their women. But abuse happens in other ways too. There can abuse of the male by the female, the abuse of parent by child the permutations are many.

Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviour in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual emotional, economic or psychological actions or threads of actions that influence another person.

Abuse of parents by children is also a form of domestic abuse, which rather common but both under-reported and under-researched subject. Parents are quite often subject to levels of childhood aggression either verbally or physically. Parents feel a sense of shame and humiliation to the problem so they rarely seek help and there is usually little or no help available anyway.

Parent abusers need not only be adolescents or young adults between 12-24, they can be younger that 10yrs. Actually 11% of the abusers are less than 10yrs.

The cause for abusive behaviour could the result of bad parenting.  Neglect, abusing the child are part of it, there are children who are given to viewing violent movies and TV serials whose mind accepts violence as normal. Breakdown of family units, dysfunctional family, and parental substance abuse all these contribute. By and large the reasons are standardized as.abuse

  • Arguments getting out of control
  • Aggressive behaviour tendencies,
  • Frustration or inability to deal with problems
  • Not having learned how to control anger
  • Lack of respect for parents for it is perceived as weakness
  • Lack of consequences for bad behaviour
  • Fear
  • Substance abuse
  • Peer pressure
  • Not having adequate role models
  • Getting back on the parents.

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