What are harmful effects of men‘s violence in children?When a woman is abused at home, her children believe that this is how girls and women should be treated.
In children, seeing their mothers abused can often cause:
- angry or aggressive behavior - copying the violence. Or they may become very quiet and withdraw to escape notice.
- nightmares and other fears. Children in abusive families often do not eat well, grow and learn more slowly than other children, and have many illnesses, like stomach aches, headaches, and asthma.
- injury and death if the violence is turned on them.