Dr. Phil today I'm in tears!!

Tiffany - posted on 11/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I'm watching Dr.Phil and I can't stop crying!!!! This mom punishes her 7 year old son by putting hot sauce in his mouth and makes him take cold showers when he lies to her. I had to put my hands over my ears and close my eyes when it was playing the home video that her 10 year old daughter took of her punishing her son. When she would yell and talk to him he would jump when she did. It was the most horrible thing I have ever seen!! This woman needs to have her kids taken away if this is the kind of mother she is going to be. She blames it all on him saying that they have tried everything to get him to mind. Her and her husband adopted him from Russia. One thing I don't understand is why her husband or mother or someone doesn't stand up for the little boy and tell the mother that what she is doing is WRONG!!!! I don't understand people who treat their kids like this. Why have kids if all you're going to do is abuse them and treat them like this?!?

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Christy - posted on 11/20/2010

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I saw an advertisement for that show and refused to watch it because I KNEW it would upset me bad. I agree, from the little I saw she should not be a mother. I can't fathom doing that to my babies for a SECOND. I cried just from the one minute advertisement for that show.

Myrlaine - posted on 11/19/2010

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Oh, wow, did you see that?! That was crazy. I know kids can push your buttons, but there has to be a better way to get this boys attention. She should have seeked help. I remember I went to bed crying one day because I realized i have been being to hard on my daughter and that was breaking her down. I was so greatful for that realization and that I was able to wake up the next morning and apologize and told her that I was wrong and I will not yell at her the way I did. This takes away from there selfesteem and ...since then she has became this different person (and so have I).

Tiffany - posted on 11/19/2010

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@bethany--yes i have said something about another persons parenting. if i see someone doing something that i know is abuse then yes i say something. i was abused when i was younger and i wish i had the guts to say something sooner than i did or that someone would have stood up for me. my birth mom knew it was going on the whole time but she just let her husband do it. so no i dont stand back because i should mind my own business. i think everyone should stand up when they see a child being abused or if they think a child might be being abused. im not the type of person to confront anyone but another side of me comes out when i see a child being mistreated.

Tammy - posted on 11/17/2010

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That broke my heart. I feel so sorry for those children. That woman is sick, and those children should be taken out of that home until that lady can prove that she is able to control herself.

Bethany - posted on 11/17/2010

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I guess people don't know how they'll react to a situation until it's happening. Parenting is rarely entered into with a psyche test and councelling. That only happens if things go wrong, and even then, only sometimes.

And people stand back because, well, have you ever commented on another's parenting? Rarely a good reaction. Everyone learns very quickly to mind their own business.

Shelley - posted on 11/17/2010

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I saw a bit of it but had to change the channel it was just to hard to watch such terrible parenting.

Amanda - posted on 11/17/2010

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I know!!!!!!!! I totally agree with you!!! I watched it today earlier!!!! It was horrible!! I couldn't help but cry ecspecially when you could hear his cries in the shower! That's horrible!!! She pretty much sat there and listened to everyone tell her how horrible it is to watch! And than oh poor me, I don't know what to do with him...I don't want him to go back, but I just don't know what to do. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH FUCKING BLAH!!!!!!!!! That is no mother in my eyes, she is a selfish coldhearted BITCH! She doesn't deserve her children! Period!!! Ugh! Sorry feels good to get that out there! :)

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