He was a little hyper, but nothing really out of the ordinary. Well my friend obviously had a hard time with him and I did my best to help, but I was setting up for the party do I was very distracted.
My phone was sitting on an end table charging and he wanted to play with it. She told me not to move it and she was teaching him not to touch.
I get that, I did the same thing with my dd.
Every time he would touch it, she smacked his hand and said no, not a yell, but much louder than a regular voice.
Ok, not how I do things but whatever. She stepped out for a cigarette do I went over to try to work on the no touching. He lost interest and went over to play with my dd, I went back to putting on decorations.
When my friend came in she ran over screaming, I thought they were doing something bad so I peeked around the corner and saw her whack Jim on his butt pretty hard. I didn't see the offense, so I didn't say anything.
Then they were coloring and he took a bite of a crayon, she yelled and spanked him again.
Then he took a toy from my dd, she yelled and spanked him again.
My other friend showed up with her dd, my friends son pushed her down, on accident, he was walking backwards and bumped in to her. Well she yelled spanked him again.
The boy got quite a few spankings and I'm wondering if cases dive spankings are abuse? I've never been around that sort of punishment so I don't know.
I think she's abusing him, dh says I'm being dramatic.
I very well might be.
What do you think?
Ok, I'm being dramatic with the abuse, but it is excessive and I feel like I should still help her, what if I asked her to take a parenting class with me?