September 21, 2017
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Comments for: Child abuse — or not?

Q: Our daughter — our only child — is in her mid-30s and she and her husband are successful professionals and parents of a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old son. They are the delight and the joy of their Grannie. The parents think that they’re doing… Read More
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  • honey777

    Sorry, Marguerite, but these parents are out of control and it is just a matter of time before they do start physically abusing their children.  This is verbal and emotional abuse, which, IMHO, needs to be reported to children’s services.

    • Anonymous

      Marguerite has offered very sound advice. I’ve read and still have the books she recommends. Knowing what to expect of the children’s development, they will know what to say instead of yelling or screaming.

      • honey777

        Learning about child development is important.  But these parents have an anger problem.  Someone needs to stop them.

        • Anonymous

          Stop them by educating them as to what their children need.

          • honey777

            Education doesn’t always solve the problem. 

          • Anonymous

            No, but I would rather start with education than with destroying a family.

  • Anonymous

    You don’t need to hit your kids in order to be abusive.  Nastiness, passive aggression and ‘hateful’ behavior also qualify.    Your daughter and her husband need professional help.

    • Anonymous

      That professional help would start with a knowledge of child development. Marguerite’s advice is spot-on.

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