Deadbeat Moms, a book by Naomi Brunner
The statistics of deadbeat moms and child abuse are alarming. It is estimated hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year. This is one of the few websites to address a growing problem in society that is finally beginning to generate some attention – the problem of deadbeat moms.
Did you know that according to the United States Census only 57% of moms required to pay child support for their children actually do so? Did you know that there are nearly 300,000 deadbeat moms who owe money to help take care of their children?
What’s worse is that there are more and more stories showing up in newspapers, the Internet and on television of deadbeat moms who neglect, abuse and deny their children the basic care and nurturing of a mother. In extreme cases these end with heart wrenching, fatal results.
My book, Deadbeat Moms is the first book to take a serious look at the stories of real moms who have sidestepped, avoided or completely abused their positions as parents, in extreme cases even exploiting their children to meet their own needs.
With the help of psychologist Dr. Simon Casey, the goal of this book and this website is to draw greater attention to these moms and make it clear to friends, neighbors, family members, state agencies, lawmakers and the deadbeat moms themselves that their actions can no longer be tolerated, whether they need to pay financially or relinquish custody of their children if they will not accept the responsibility of raising them.