child neglect


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n child neglect failure of caretakers to provide adequate emotional and physical care for a child
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  • Pearl S. Buck
    “What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.”


In literature:

As a child, Jean neglected my books.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
She felt it ought not to have been possible for the child to be so lonely and neglected.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
God was angry with Moses for delaying, if not neglecting, to circumcise his child.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams
Child attempts no explanation of this striking phrase, which, I believe, all editors have either openly or silently neglected.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
Again, if a mother neglect her child, it cries, it weeps for her love and attention.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Caleb, now, was not a neglected child.
"Caleb in the Country" by Jacob Abbott
My dear child, I have neglected you dreadfully.
"A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly" by Henry James
These ladies evidently blamed Ermengarde's father, and spoke of her as a sadly neglected child.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
There is very little that I know how to do, but I can wash this poor, neglected child's face.
"The Chautauqua Girls At Home" by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
Then she felt happier far than any child ever did in the enjoyment of pleasures gained by the neglect of duty.
"Jessie Carlton" by Francis Forrester

In poetry:

Them een's too big for thy wee face,--
Thi curls are sad neglected;
Poor child! thine seems a woeful case,
Noa wonder tha'rt dejected.
"That Drabbled Brat" by John Hartley
Thy child needs no pardon for talents misused,
For reason perverted or blessings abused,
No duty neglected, or service unpaid,
No precept unheeded, no law disobeyed.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
Oh, Innocence! compell'd to seek the shade,
And pine neglected in the cheerless wild,
Defam'd by Slander, Envy's fav'rite child,
Weep on, for Prudence shuns thee, wretched maid!
"To Prudence" by Charlotte Dacre
Thou causeth the mother to neglect her child,
Also the father to act as he were wild,
So that he neglects his loving wife and family dear,
By spending his earnings foolishly on whisky, rum and beer.
"The Demon Drink" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The Morgan County man accused of murdering his adopted son with a handgun last June 2011 pled guilty to child neglect resulting in death during a hearing before Circuit Court Judge Andrew Frye on Monday, March 19.
Two Eau Claire women are charged with child neglect .
Reports of child neglect incident in Bremerton.
An incident of child neglect by a 26-year-old Bremerton woman was reported Oct 13.
Mother Changes Plea in Child Neglect Arrest Case.
Mother Changes Plea in Child Neglect Arrest Case 10-5 Noon.
An Ogilvie woman is facing four charges associated with child neglect , malicious punishment and abuse, stemming from alleged maltreatment beginning in 2003.
Considering the state of the economy we live in today, we cannot afford to neglect the importance of high-quality child care .
Child abuse and neglect are up by nearly 25 percent.
A Child's Voice Advocacy Center will soon be opening its doors to meet the needs of abused and neglected children.
A 48-year old father is facing child neglect charges after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage and his naked 4-year old outside in 40 degree weather.
A woman charged with neglect of a dependent and child endangerment resulting in serious harm, both Class C felonies, has seen her trial pushed back.
According to a report from the Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, a Florida couple is facing felony child neglect charges for allegedly locking their 6-year-old son out of the house and forcing him to sleep on the home's porch.
LAS VEGAS — The Clark County district attorney's office and the county Department of Family Services have begun working together in child abuse and neglect cases.
These statistics from Texas Child Protective Services show the number of children in McLennan and Hill counties who were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect during the past five fiscal years.