Posted by Roxanne Cain
on October 18, 2000 at 13:30:46:
There is a new phenomenon. Children (teenagers) claiming that there parents abuse them. The new legal definition of child abuse is anything more than just a smack on the child's bottom. Children know this through all the advertising, hotlines, school assemblies, etc. pushing abuse issues and when they get mad at their parents (step-parent), they claim abuse. The child is immediately removed from the home and the legal battle begins. What they don't understand is all the legal implications this brings to a family. Has anyone out there experienced their child claiming abuse?