Parental Neglect: The Passive Abuse

black and white view of a young girl (6-7) sitting in a corner covering her face with her hands
In an issue of Psychology Today, educator Avis Brenner identifies a form of child abuse affecting an estimated million and a half American children – parental neglect. In contrast to the strong love/ hate emotions physically abusive parents feel toward their children, neglectful parents indicate little feeling for them. They simply don’t care.