[Another boring serious post. But this is the Chat Room, after all]
Like most people, I presume, I find it difficult to imagine what causes some parents to inflict such misery and suffering on their own children. I presume some psychiatrists / psychologists / sociologists / anthropologists or other academics somewhere must have studied this - has anyone got any appropriate links?
One sometimes wonders whether it might be possible to set up suitable "rescue" centres and advertise "Do you hate / despise your child? Couldn't be arsed to look after it properly? Fed up with the tedious burdens of parenthood? Prefer to spend your time down the pub / getting stoned / shooting up? Just hand your inconvenient burden over to us, no charge made, no questions asked, and then be free to get on with your life unencumbered."
Might save a few lives and a lot of suffering.