I am wondering how common it is to openly tell someone you barely know that you hit, yell, swear, smack your kids.....then feel guilty about it.
I am worried this mother has huge issues, but i dont want to upset her. I am worried for her kids, but i dont want to get involved.
I feel she is a very angry person, and needs find a way to manage her feelings.
But who am i to say all this to her? She obviously trusted me enough to tell me how she honestly discapline's her children....and i saw it for myself when she death stared her 4yr old and dragged her across the plagroup room to the corner for 'time out' because she kept taking a toy off her younger brother.........
........................or is this a cry for help?
She's a mother of 3, her third bub is only a few weeks old, so sleep depriation may play a big part, but still, it made me sick to the stomach, and probably everyone else in the room to watch her treat her 4yr old this way.
What do you do? i am trying to get closer to her to understand her a little more. Her dh is away a fair bit for work. I honestly think she's struggling, even though when i ask how things are she tells me "really, really, good!" and smiles......