More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse.
A survey of 16,000 Americans showed 22.1% of women and 7.4% of men reported being physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, or date in their lifetime.
Long time ago, in a very far town, people had gathered to see a group of competitors lift heavy rocks. Children were chanting and supporting the athletes they liked. After hours of exhausting rivalry two athletes got to the final. The sun was right above them, shining with all its power adding extra heat to the competition. As the final was about to begin, people saw their leader approach. It could not be any better. They were already enjoying a great competition and now their leader was there to announce the winner and become proud of him. When he asked them what was happening there, one of them replied ‘we want to see who is the strongest’. The leader looked at them and said: ‘The strongest one of you is the one who controls his anger’.
He was 8 years old. His sister had her SAT’s after the weekend but she had spend almost all her time with her friends. Once he went to her sister and asked her why she wasn’t studying and she just asked him to go out and that it was none of his business. Sunday came. His sister only had one day to revise but she was chatting to her friends and listening to songs. It was about noon that he saw his mom going to his sister’s room. After few seconds he heard his sister shouting: ‘I don’t want to study … none of your business … just get out of my room’ and then he saw her mom came out of the room, stopped, put her hands on her waist and a drop of tear was slowly coming down her cheek.
p.s. To abuse is not just to wound a body, a wounded soul is more tragic.