By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Let’s face it – when single mothers decide to date, they have to make sure the person they’re dating is not a child molester or abuser. That sounds logical, but in too many cases, when a mother doesn’t adequately vet her partner the child suffers.
While a single mother has a lot of responsibility in raising her child, they cannot ever forget how important it is to watch for red flags during a dating relationship. Some red flags are easy to spot and others are difficult. No matter what, the child’s protection has to be a top priority.
Unfortunately, a 10-year-old girl is pregnant because her mother didn’t protect her. That’s right; you read it correctly, a 10-year-old girl is pregnant.
Nicholas Thrash, 34, of Marion, Indiana has been arrested for impregnating his girlfriend’s daughter. Thrash and his girlfriend dated for two years and it was during this time that he began to s*xually abuse her daughter.
“Once authorities discovered that the child was pregnant by Thrash, they arrested the child’s mother and charged her with two counts of felony neglect of a dependent on May 16. The woman also has a son. Once the mother was arrested, Thrash reportedly evaded the police for one day. He was eventually caught by police on the afternoon of May 17,” according to Rolling Out.
The abuse of a child is never good to hear.
Because abuse does happen, it’s important to be aware of signs. Here are some things to look out for: ‘a sudden change in eating habit; mood swings of rage, fear, insecurity; developing new or unusual fear of certain people or places; and exhibiting adult-like s*xual behaviors, language and knowledge.’
Child abuse cannot be neglected nor overlooked. If you suspect a child is being abused, call 911.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org email@example.com or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org