To deprive a child of rest, play, nutrition, education, company, love, and attention, constitutes child abuse, both according to the law and social norms. Providing a child with intoxicants, and exposing him or her to overtly sexual and extremely violent ‘entertainment’ are also considered unacceptable.
Furthermore, demanding that a child produce more and better results than his or her peers, and to punish this child mercilessly when those goals are not met is also considered abusive —if not according to prevailing law, at least in the opinion of reasonable persons.
If someone were to treat our own child in this way, would we accept it? The scriptures say that the Buddhas love each sentient being as their own only child. Is it prudent and reasonable, then, that we apply different measures when the victims of such abuse are none other than ourselves?