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    I know my example is extreme, but one of my best friends just lost her 12 year old grandson to suicide & his stepfather spoke to him like that quite often. One of his favourite things was to call the boy a "little C***". No kid should be exposed to that & you never know what else is going on for the kid where this type of abuse pushes them over the edge. Please tell your friend & stand up for that poor child.

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    Yes. I would tell her.

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    I would have said something at the moment the crude comments were made. Eg "better watch it or I'll get the soap and water out." Then I would have told my friend. There is absolutely no way I would have not told my friend. She has every right to know how her parter is speaking to her child. The fact that their relationship is on the rocks would not come into it. She has a right to know and a responsibility to act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauOliver View Post
    will also say that her 9 year old heard this too and this child has been called a few names as well
    This is abuse. By definition, personal conscience and at law. So yes, I would definitely tell her and I would have admonished him as well. (However, I know that's easy to say as some people can be very intimidating).

    But I would not have tired to make light of it so as to make them feel at ease. Bugger washing his mouth out: quite frankly I'd love to shove a cake soap fair up his clacker. There is nothing remotely funny or lighthearted about this as verbal abuse often signals that something more is happening at home behind closed doors. I don't brook abuse of children. Ever.
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    It's despicable. What did you do?

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    hi all so after a long weekend thinking about all your answers and a chat with my friend about her partner and language she actually kicked him out and told him to never talk to their kids that way. she is a bit ****ty at me but said she will get over it.

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    I think you did the right thing, not easy but those children will now hopefully be sheltered from that awful behaviour.

    The fact that she didn't know that's what he was saying to the children is interesting. He's hiding it? He only does it in front of others to show off? That's how he treats them when she's not around?


 

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