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What are the FIVE WORST environments that an American child can be born into?
A single parent who already has several other children by different baby daddies and is on welfare.
Born to a mother addicted to some kind of drug.
To be born in utter poverty.
To be born in an American inner city ghetto.
If you don't like my answer, sorry. Bite my tongue for no one. Call me evil, or unbelievable...
into a home where they are abused
into a home where they are neglected because the parents are too self-absorbed and busy to pay attention to their kids
into a home where they are indoctrinated into extreme religious beliefs (think the duggar girls for example) that hinder their lives and ability to reach their fullest potential.
Into the foster care system where there are often a lot more bad caregivers than good
born to an addicted parent - mother or father - who refuse to get treatment or put their child ahead of their addiction.
(1) into poverty. Children born into poverty has FAR LESS opportunities & advantages than children born into affluence. Poverty negatively impacts on children physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, & even psychically. In fact, parents who WILLINGLY & KNOWINGLY have children born into poverty are child abusers of the very worst kind.
(2) into large families. Children born into large families have a hard go of it. They don't receive adequate parental attention, care, & love. They must raise themselves &/or each other. They receive inferior or no medical/health care, consume inferior quality food, have NO exposure to cultural & intellectual activities, & must do without, even the most rudimentary things. Neglect is quite rife in large families as parents cannot adequate spend quality time w/a large brood of children.
(3) into soul-destroying households. Children need to be encouraged, not told that their aspirations & dreams are too fantastical but must be "more realistic" & "more practical".
(4) into authoritarian households. Children need to be encouraged to think independently & to be individuals in their own right.
(5) to parents who devalue them. There are parents who want their children to be replicas of them; such parents refuse to believe that their children are unique individuals.
(6) to parents who aren't ready to be parents. Parents should be prepared to be parents. They should also be mature enough to understand the responsibilities of parenthood.
(7) to parents who DON'T want them. Children should be wanted. Unwanted children are more likely to be abused &/or neglected than children who are wanted.
(8) to selfish & narcissistic parents. Such people shouldn't be parents at all. Parenting is ABOUT THE CHILDREN. Parenting is not a SELFIE!
(9) to uneducated parents. Such parents don't have the tools to fully educate & prepare their children.
(10) to immature parents. Parenting is a responsibility. Only GROWN-UPS need apply!
One of the worst environment that an american child can be born into a family:
whose parents abuse alcohol or drugs are more likely to be abused and neglected four times than a children from non-abusing families.
Risk of teen pregnancy is higher in the case of abused children.
An unwed mother - because given this factor alone, the child is 3 to 5 times more likely to: grow up poor, drop out of school, get bad grades, get into a gang, use drugs, commit suicide, be committed to a mental institution.
And the father being around doesn't make up for the commitment of marriage. Even if the boyfriend is around at birth, 80% of the time he is gone by the time the child is 18 when unmarried, while 2/3 are together when the parents are married.
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