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Grandparent’s Advice – 10 Questions to Ask If You Suspect All Is Not Well at Home

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by jacquelyn on January 24, 2011

Grandparents and Grandchildren Talk

Sometimes as grandparents we have to be really careful what we ask our grandchildren because if their parents find out and disapprove of them telling us the answers it can not only get us into trouble but them to.

However grandparents and grandchildren have a special bond and if you start noticing changes in your grandchildren that are not normal changes it is time to start asking questions. There is a risk involved in asking a child questions but if the child is showing warning signs of neglect or abuse you must ask. Children don’t want their parents to get into trouble so they usually keep quite and may even feel like they have done something wrong. I am going to give you a list of 10 things that you should notice and ask questions about. For legal questions you may want to visit here at …” The Child Custody library”

  • If you see bruises or they are having unexplained you should ask them how they got the bruises and if they seem untruthful about how it happened, this could be a warning sign of abuse.
  • Are they missing a lot of school and if so,why?
  • Ask if they are having trouble sleeping or you have noticed restlessness in them
  • Ask about their appearance and if it is poor or out of normal for them ask them about the changes
  • Ask about stress-related symptoms, such as headaches or stomachaches
  • If they seem to be depressed or anxious,ask why
  • Ask them why they are not eating as usual, or having panic attacks
  • If they have started wetting and soiling themselves,ask if they know why
  • If they are playing sexually explicit ask where they got that at and let them know it’s OK to talk about it
  • If you notice restlessness and think they are having nightmares,ask why them if they are having nightmares and if they know why

Child abuse is being increasingly recognized as a major social problem. He is such a cruel, terrible thing, and so often it is overlooked, for no good reason. This is one trauma that is frequently reported by children with parents who are drug abusers. It can leave a scar that is carried throughout life. Child abuse can occur in any social, cultural, or economic class.

Child abuse doesn’t just take place inside the home it can take place outside of the family–.Child abuse may be sexual, physical or emotional in nature. It is an injury or a pattern of injuries to a child that is non-accidental. It is any mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in harm or injury. It has become an increasing problem in the United States.

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