Childhood On Trial [At-Risk Youth]

Ain’t that the harsh truth



Childhood On Trial”

By Ashley “Chula” Jenelle

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass

One mistake – and labeled for life.

The cries from a cold cell are just echoes of pain from a child’s heart. The urge to be understood and loved unconditionally are just simple requirements these children request. These children starve for attention but constantly feel hopeless behind barbed wires. Feelings of abandonment are quickly vanished when society rejects a child and stamps a label that reads “useless, stupid, monster, or crazy”. A child’s brain is still at that stage where they soak up information like a sponge. In result, that child will not only live up to that label, but they will accept it. When these children act out but truly want help, they’re punished and sent to a cell. If a child has been neglected…

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April 7, 2013. Uncategorized.

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