What a vicious cycle.
A child’s mind is like clay – raw and impressionable. It can absorb and retain love and care as deeply as neglect, bullying and abuse.
Neglected and unsupervised, this kid attends to his homework on a lonely, hot afternoon.
His mind wanders to the pressure and stress in his life – bullying by classmates, unjust labelling by teachers, neglect by parents.
He reaches out.
The real horror about this?
Pain, neglect and bullying is a vicious cycle. And it’s more common than it seems.