Would you call this child abuse or just mean? *ETA* Other post title listed in here!
My neice has an ear infection and she is 7 months old. My little sister is 18 years old (her mother). My neice is of course crying and fussing so what does she do? She flips her daughter upside down and holds her by her feet! My jaw dropped!
My younger cousin (11) screamed "That's child abuse!" Once I got over the initial wave of shock, I said "I don't think that's child abuse but that's really mean!" My sister said "She is using the fact that she's sick to play me and mama's not having it." I replied "WTF?! She's sick! Of course she's gonna fuss! She just wants to be comforted!"
After making my comment, I started thinking and thought I should ask what you all say. Was that child abuse or just mean? Why or why not? Thanks for responding.
I do plan on finding her some parenting classes to attend while I am at work tomorrow. I know she's gonna tell me that's her child and to mind my business but I can't when it comes to the well being of children. Oh, I know there are idiots of all ages. I just included ages just in case I was asked, that's all.
As far as my issue with my SO. I can make another post if anyone is interested in reading it. I do have to say, it will be kind of long. Just let me know and thanks for all the opnions here. I have read them all and you all have valid points and made me think. I did tell my sister we should hang her upside down by her feet and she rolled her eyes at me.
The title regarding my SO is, He said "I won't tell you I won't stop talking to her..."