Last edited by Sonja; 15-04-2016 at 16:07.
LMS, I agree that the list is vague. There could be a great mother thinking she's abusing her child when she sends them to bed without dinner, because they've refused (like in your dd's case). On the flip side, a parent that actually is abusive would get affirmation that it's perfectly acceptable to repeatedly smack their child as long as they don't leave a mark. As a previous poster said, their parent would use it as 'proof' they're not abusive. It leaves way too many variances.
Little Miss Sunshine (15-04-2016)
I wouldn't put much stock in what "Dr" Phil says. He's not actually a qualified doctor/psychologist/psychiatrist/therapist, etc. He can say things that are relevant at times, but honestly, he's not much more than a talk show host with a degree.
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