The behavior and physical development of a child is primarily dependent upon the parents. If they live under normal conditions, the guardians take full responsibility for buffering their young ones from stress and making them develop uprightly. However, some children are neglected and thus face emotional abuse because they no longer feel or receive the father or mother’s compassion. The Romanian orphanage video is a virtuous example of children who are missing the support of the custodians at a young age. Emotional neglect adversely impacts youth development as shown in the video “Romanian Orphanage”.
Izidor Ruckel is one of the orphans who survived the Romanian Home but now reveals what these children go through due to denied care. In this family, hundreds of children, who are not very much favored, live in dilapidated conditions. The first neglect effect noted from the video is living in a “filthy, dark, and stinking” room with “excrement everywhere” (BBC News, 2016). The boys shown in the video deserve the best of upkeep, instead, they are receiving it in an unacceptable way (BBC News, 2016). Once a child is neglected, they are subjected to the worst existing conditions, a situation that causes them to experience emotional abuse. Ruckel admits the situation in this home was dramatizing to make the child experience no compassion, poor emotions, and feelings as he considers themselves as “wild animals that needed to be caged up” (BBC News, 2016). Therefore, child neglect causes poor life maintenance and emotional abuse.
Many of these children are facing various harmful issues while connecting to the need to adjust to life outside of an institution. One of the primary issues, as studied in this course, is the lack of parenting. The majority of these children are young, so they miss the privileges of having a parent who would love them. Additionally, they are affected psychologically because every condition they are subjected to is harsh, making them feel like outcast individuals.
BBC News. (2016). Growing up in a Romanian orphanage – BBC News. YouTube. Web.