Child abuse appears to be on the increase due to the recent economic downturn. The combination of tough economic times, losing jobs and incomes, even the loss of a home can bring about tremendous stresses on already stressed out parents. Raising young kids is already difficult, even without the recession.
Reports from across the U.S. seem to be indicating that the incidence of child abuse is increasing, even doubling in some areas. The saddest part of this increase is that more children are dying at the hands of their abusers than before. It's time for parents to stop, take a breath and think about what's going on. It's time for parents to stop child abuse now.