Parents often make it clear to their children how much they love them, yet often neglect the child’s basic needs. Forty years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the ‘Declaration of Children’s rights’. This declaration seemed forgotten as soon as it was signed. Criminals often show evidence of childhood abuse, injured integrity or mental neglect. Perverse parents and relatives still practice incest and children are used for sexual objects.
What the Declaration didn’t include was a detailed guideline; an educational chapter of what the basic needs of a child are. Since no child asks to be born it is the sole responsibility of parents to provide and respect the needs of the child.
My parents believed they were doing the right thing and the world around them respected the parents rights, and didn’t interfere with their childrearing practices.
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