We say that children are our future.
In their eyes we see hope.
Hope for a better, brighter future.
Kids are not for everyone. For various reasons, some people want to have kids, while others do not. Some people who want kids cannot have them, and some people who do not want them end up having them.
Babies are being left at hospitals, firehouses, churches, or other anonymous drop off points. Plenty of kids end up in the orphanages. Some do not even make it that far. Some are aborted before they take their first breath on this planet.
A lot of the time children are victims of circumstance. Not all of them get the same chances in life as others do. But I do believe in trying your best. Both, the parents and the kids. You should want to make your life the best it can be. You should strive to not only live, but LIVE.
Often times I shake my head in disapproval when I see kids being in charge of their parents, instead of the other way around. Parenting is a hard thing. And no matter how hard you try, there is no guarantee that your kid will be the best human being ever.
But you have to at least try.
“[The mother and boyfriend] broke the infant’s legs and arms, placed him in boiling water, burned him, and put a toxic liquid into his eyes.” You cannot make this stuff up. Life writes itself. The story is about a recently diseased 22-year-old, who spent his whole life confined to a wheelchair. He also had feeding tubes hooked up to him, and he needed around the clock care. His head injuries were extensive.
Thankfully, he spent most of his life in a loving family. Two female psychologists adopted David when he was a toddler. Doctors predicted he would not live past 6, or 7 years old. But he did. Thanks to those who cared. The women tried to make his life as “normal” as possible, including him in various outdoor activities like road trips, roller coaster rides and hot air balloon adventures.
The couple that tortured him spent 12 years in prison for child abuse, but they have been free for more than 10 years now. Until David died. Now they are facing murder charges, as the 22-year-old’s death was ruled to be a result of the abuse he endured in his first year of life.
The second example is a different kind of abuse. However, it is equally as shocking as the first one. A 20-year-old girl supposedly allowed a 2-year-old to smoke meth. It is not for certain if the kid is her own, or not. Aside from meth, the child might have been smoking marijuana as well. A witness reported that the “mother” was proud of the fact that the kid knew how to roll joints.
Aside from finding drug paraphernalia and drug residue in the house, the police tested the mother (assumption. not confirmed) and the child. The toddler tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine. It was found that the kid had high enough levels to assume his drug use was chronic (i.e. prolonged). The woman claims she did not share her product with the child.
Both of these examples illustrate quite clearly that some people just should not have kids. I understand unexpected things happen. Women get pregnant, people’s lives tumble down. Having a kid is not always ideal. It requires the parent(s)/ caretakers to be a little less selfish and to nurture the newborn. At least do no harm.
Giving your child up for adoption does not guarantee that they will have a happy and healthy life, but it gives them a CHANCE. A chance which they will not receive if you and/ or your partner are hellbent on treating the child like a science project, like an experiment.
What kind of human being exposes an innocent child to physical harm ON PURPOSE?
It might be a fun party trick to have your toddler roll joints for you and your friends, but to have him smoke meth is just plain stupid.
You are a grown up. You are allowed to do whatever you want with your life. But do not impose your unhealthy habits on your child.
And what kind of person “dips” kids in boiling water? What would be the reason behind doing so? Or behind breaking their arms and legs?
Are you trying to check if the water is ready for you to pour in your noddles? If so, then dip your own finger, if the bubbles of rolling water are not a big enough of an indicator. Feel like breaking something? Break the long spaghetti noodles in half, or even third. Look, not only have you not harmed a child, but you also released some stress and cooked dinner.
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