I live with my Sil and her two sons is 3 and the other is 2 months old. I was changing my son's diaper and my oldest nephew was in the room with me like usual playing. He then showed me his back and said look my mommy hit me and blood came out. I asked him what she hit him with and he said her belt with the horse ( she has a belt that has a metal horse on it) I bought him with me to SO's work and we are hanging out here in the office. I dont know what to do. I feel like screaming at SIL and running away with my nephew.
I know parents spank, but this is different, she hit him with a belt and drew blood:( What do I do?
It was not an accident. Everyone in his family spanks him and hits threatens him with the belt. I told then it was illegal to hit children with anything other than their hand so know one was hitting him with anything infront of me but GMIL who doesn't speak English. She hit him with a fly swatted and I stopped her. I told SO and she said she will deal with it tomorrow when she gets home from work.
Yes I have seen her hit him, pinch him and bite him. I am not proud of myself for not stopping it but things were/are going on in my life I couldn't afford to piss them off and be kicked out. I try to keep him in my room as much as possible. Things are obviously escalating and it will stop now. I'm not sure what I'm going to yet but I will do something. I am moving soon and I may take him with me or call CPS.
Right now everyone is gone and he is safe in my room watching Dora.