Damian Mallard, Esq.
Sadly, child abuse can happen to any child regardless of race, religion, gender, or status of the child – even if a family is wealthy and has their children in the best private schools and involved in many after school organizations.
Before you say it can never happen to your child, review some of the signs that could indicate that child abuse may be occurring. These Florida child abuse signs include:
- Bedwetting. If your child is potty trained and has not been bedwetting in the past, this may be an indication that something is not right. A one-time accident – every so often – is nothing to be alarmed over. But if bedwetting or other regressive behaviors become a normal occurrence, try to find out if there is anything going on with your son or daughter.
- Nightmares. If your son or daughter never used to have nightmares or wake up screaming or saying “no” in their dreams, this could be a sign that something isn’t right. It is best to sit with your child and ask him or her about the nightmare. You can ask questions about the dream, who was in the dream, was it someone he or she knows, and have they had this dream in the past.
- Anxiety. Children will have separation anxiety when they are young. However, most children grow out of this behavior. If children start crying and acting like they don’t want you to ever leave them alone after they have already grown out of this stage, it could be a sign that something is not right.
If your child has been abused, a Sarasota child injury lawyer can help you pursue a lawsuit against the perpetrator to seek justice. Call the Mallard Law Firm at (888) 409-3805 for a free, confidential consultation today.
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