I am trying to find out why people abuse their children. According to evolutionary theory people should try to do the best for their children to enhance the gene pool with their own genes. This is what all of the modern life sciences are based on.

However, people abuse their children all the time, sometimes in major ways and other times in less obvious but just as deadly ways.

Why is that?

Does socionics have an answer? Are we simply pleasure machines that like amebas seek to satisfy day to day chemical urges?