What happens when a girl child is neglected? She is at risk of some harmful practices that negatively affect her survival, development and ability to achieve to live up to her full potentials. Watch out for the following types of neglect.
1. Physical neglect— refusal to seek necessary medical care; child abandonment; inadequate supervision; the expulsion of a child from the home; and failing to provide for a child's safety or physical needs, inadequate nutrition, clothing, or hygiene
2. Educational neglect occurs when a child is allowed to engage in chronic truancy or is of mandatory school age but she is out of school.
3. Emotional neglect includes inadequate nurturing and affection; spousal abuse in a child's presence; allowing a child to use drugs or alcohol; the refusal, or delay in providing, needed psychological care.
4. Medical neglect— failure to provide for the appropriate healthcare of a child. Such a child may exhibit signs of poor health such as fatigue, infected cuts, and constant itching or scratching of skin. (To be continued) always stay tuned to our talk Tuesday for informative and educative discussions. Like and make comments on your views.
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