How does child abuse affect a child when they grow up?

  • I went way over to the other side of the child-rearing spectrum.....no punishment or discipline at all. I was so afraid of becoming like my mother & her husband, that I did the exact opposite. That isn't good either. Now that they are teens, they do not respect me at all.
  • Some children repeat the cycle, many more do not. Like has already been stated, more often adults who were abused as children err on the opposite side and become hyper-permissive. This is in essence another form of abuse but more time released in its results. The product of hyper-permissive parents is often spoiled, entitled children. The world does not deal kindly with entitled people.