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In the article that I read in the Wichita Eagle that is titled "Boyfriends, babies often mix poorly" by Mark McCormick, it talks about a 23 yr. old woman who has a 3-year-old son and what happened when she decided to move in with her boyfriend who is not the father of her son. It talked about why these two young people are charged with felony child abuse and the woman's son is in the hospital at Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus being treated for first-degree burns that happened to him about a week ago. The reason why this article caught my eye is because of the child abuse that was done to this child.

Also in the article he talked about all the child abuse cases in Kansas and within a year we average around 1,800 cases. Most of these cases involve a boyfriend abusing a child that is not theirs. They go on to talk about other cases involving the boyfriend hurting or even killing the child. In most cases they are not mature enough to handle the child and when the child starts to cry they don't know how to handle the child, and ends up hurting the child. In the article the author interviewed the district attorney Nola Foulston and asked her opinion on what she thought was the cause of so many boyfriends abusing these women's children. She said that, "They put the relationship ahead of their kids", and that is why the woman are not there for the children to protect them because there to worried about the boyfriend.

In the article he also talked to a staff supervisor at the harbor house, which is a domestic violence shelter. She said that when women have young boys they sometimes feel that there son may need a father figure that is why they feel they need a man in there life. The reason why most of the time the woman stay with these abusive men that hurt them with there child is because they can't afford to go anywhere else. These men are taking care of them financially and they are scared to try to do it on there own.

When it comes to child abuse I think that it is a very wrong thing to ever do to a child. The thing that really does upset me is when a woman gets with a man and starts to put that man before her child. The child did not ask to be here and the woman is the one who made this child so she should make sure that she is doing everything in her power to provide and take care of the child. Too many woman today move in with a man before they really get to know him. Before the woman gets ready to move in with a man when she has a child, she needs to first get to know the man. Know his background because you never know what type of man you are really bringing around your child. The woman needs to also let the man know that her child comes first and no matter what happens between them that is how it is going to be.

In most of the cases these woman just need to know that they do not need a man in there life for them to be happy. Just because the package looks good doesn't mean that there is something good inside it. He may look like the right man and say all the right things but that does not mean that he will treat you and your kid's right. There are signs a woman can see when the man is not treating her child right. They need to look at them and react to them by getting out before something serious happens to their child like it did to this child in this article. I have seen that when the child does not like the man there mother is with there is usually a real good reason why. Mothers should start listening to the child to make sure that something like this does not happen to them and there child.

This article talks a lot about ethics because some people believe that it is ok to hit your child when they are disciplining them, which I was brought



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