I am a bit concerned about my 3yr old stepchild.
Keeping in mind that he is a toddler so bruises are expected.
We’ve noticed that she never wants to go back to his mother’s, she went through a phase of constantly telling us that every bruise is from her mum.
My partner spoke to the ex – understanding that if she is naughty sometimes a smack is necessary to which she replied that she hasn’t smacked him in over 2 months she now puts him in his room and cry it out.
If she thinks she is in trouble she runs to a corner and cries hysterically and its only when she calms down that she tells us she was naughty.
Of late she has mentioned little things like “mummy doesn’t talk to me” or “I don’t want to go home cos mummy is always angry”
But the latest is “when nobody is around mummy is mean”
While we are bit concerned in how to handle this, is it possible we are making a big deal out of nothing? Especially when we don’t have any proof just the words of the child.