Horrifying Case Of Child Abuse: 9-Year-Old Boy Was Killed By His Family For Not Doing Homework
November 28, 2018 19:44 By Fabiosa
Child abuse stories always send chills down our spines. Every day nearly 5 children die due to abuse or beglect in the US. Some of the most terrifying examples are when parents get violent with their kids over unfinished homework, which often turns fatal. We can't help but think what kind of parent would harm their child over something so trivial, but these stories do exist.
For example, Meenakshi, a woman from India, smothered her 4-year-old daughter Saavya for not doing her homework. According to reports, Meenakshi was fighting with her husband over their daughter's performance at school and ultimately took it out on her child.
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Moreover, sometimes parents don't get physical with their children, but verbal abuse can do just as much harm. 11-year-old Yu Liao from China committed suicide after being constantly chastised for failing to finish her homework on time. The girl was first told off by a teacher, after which her mother Yu Shen was so embarrassed she yelled at Yu Liao in front of the entire school. Poor girl couldn't handle the humiliation and jumped from the seventh floor.
It's obvious that this problem happens too often, and now we have yet another case of family members taking child's punishment way to far.
A 9-year-old boy in France died at his house after being beaten for refusing to do his homework. According to police, they arrived at the victim's family home in Mulhouse after receiving a call for help from the boy's 20-year-old older sister and his 19-year-old brother-in-law. Police found the boy unresponsive and later reported that he was struck by several blunt objects by his siblings.
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The boy's mother was away in Paris when the tragedy occurred. Apparently, both siblings couldn't get the boy to do his homework and got violent with him.
Although the accident happened in September, the prosecution went after family members on November 21, after the coroner found disturbing evidence of physical abuse on the late child's body.
Instead of punishing, help your child with homework
Many parents get mad when their children struggle at school and fail to do their homework. Of course, not many would turn to physical abuse, but it's important to know how to help your child excel at school, instead of punishing them for bringing home bad grades. Try creating a cognitively stimulating environment at home so that your child strives to learn something new. It can be books, musical instruments, or even chess.
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In addition, if you strive to be a nurturing parent that sets boundaries and creates goals for their child, you'll get a much better response than simply berating your kids for bad report cards.