Grandma caught beating toddler in public. Be careful who you leave your kid with

United States
February 18, 2008 7:46am CST
A childs grandma is suppose to be one of the safest and loving people to be with but for this little boy it was torture. His grandmother hit him repeatedly and slammed his stroller into the curb several witnesses called police. The grandma has no explanation why she did this. http://www.wesh.com/news/15320305/detail.html My mother and mother in law are the two people I fell safe with leaving my children I can't beleive a grandmother would do this to her own grandson!
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@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That is just awful. I am wondering what the mother or father thought about what she did. You leave your child with someone who is suppose to love it almost as much as the parents and she winds up taking advantage of that and beating the child. I realize that the "older" generation was brought in another era, where that was just acceptable, but times have changed and I think it is up to the parent to let anyone watching thier child know the forms of punishment that are allowed. I think she should have charges filed on her for child abuse. Can you imagine how scared that little boy must have been?
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• United States
25 Feb 08
My mother is the same. She used to snap and beat the cr*p out of me. Needless to say, she doesn't spend time alone with my son. Luckily, she lives far away so it isn't much She was brought up with the 'spare the rod and spoil the child' mentality.
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yeah - the second time my mother spent any time with my son (she lives far away) she hit him with her shoe because he kicked her. He was 2 years old and she was 78. He took a LONG time getting over that and the relationship was never very close after that - he didn't trust her. I was only out of the room for 20 minutes! I have never left them alone together since.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
19 Feb 08
That is so disturbing. I have heard of babysitters and childcare providers doing this and that was disturbing enough for me not to ever put my child into daycare, but to think that a family member would do such a thing is just so outrageous to me. The only person that watches my two year old daughter is my mother. i will not allow anyone else to watch her because in these day and times you can't trust anyone anymore. its really sad to. what happened when you used to be able to drop your kids off and feel safe being away from them? those days are definitely over, and even though sometimes i get frustrated with my daughter from having her 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, i wouldn't trade that for anything in the world because i know she is safe and not being abused or me having to worry abouther being abused. this is such a sad story and i feel so sorry for that child and the mother. the grandmother should be thrown in jail for child abuse for sure. thanks for sharing and God bless
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• Australia
19 Feb 08
That's awful! Man, if that was my mother in law or mother, I'd kick her a*%...It just makes me furious to hear of people abusing or killing young innocent children. They need to be taught a series lesson and they need to feel what it's like to feel helpless...
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
18 Feb 08
that's really crazy... i can't believe that a grandma can be so cruel to her own grandson... fortunately, someone call the police quickly and there is nothing serious happen to the child... i hope she gets the punishment that she deserves... my grandma is such a gentle and caring lady who loves all her grandchildren... so i really can't believe this... if she doesn't want to look after her grandson, just tell his parents... she doesn't have to torture the child like that... horrible...
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• United States
18 Feb 08
That's insane. How can this woman do this sort of thing? I don't understand how she could hurt a child to begin with, nor can I understand why she'd be doing this sort of thing in front of everyone, including people going about their business. This just proves that you really can't be sure who you are leaving your children with whenever you leave them. Grandparents and other family members aren't always the safest bet.
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@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
18 Feb 08
That is terrible! But... ANYONE can be a child abuser. Just because someone is related to you doesn't mean they won't abuse your child. In fact, more child abuse occurs amonsgst relatives than non-relatives. A person should use good judgement when deciding to leave their child with someone. Chances are good that the grandma had abused her own children.
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@catjane (1036)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I guess this is proof that kids can really drive you around the bend. Seriously, she was probably unstable at the time and the child may have been exhibiting behaviour that just sent her over the edge. Most "normal" people can react to a child maturely when it "acts" up, and some babies and kids can drive you nuts, but we know not to hurt them and learn patience with them. Obviously this woman had no control and needs help.
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@madlees (1381)
• India
18 Feb 08
Yes, what you say is right. Many times I had left my kids when they were small with my parents. They were the best baby sitters available. They love their grand children and kids loved them. Even if I get angry with the kids they never will. they scold me , in fact and support the kids. If what you say is true there should be something wrong with the lady. I just cannot believe it. Just like you I also believe that grandparents are the best, next only to parents. She must have been mentally deranged or something like that.. Poor thing..
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• United States
2 May 08
this is horrid for that little boy - i'm afraid, though, that the child of this woman (the boy's mom or dad) grew up like this, and possibly has these tendencies. i hope not - but i hope they look into it. :(
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
2 May 08
This is very disturbing, I think the thing that disturbs me the most is if she was beating him like that. He was unconciouse, what did she do to her own children. I have to wonder if he is receiving those same sort of beatings from the parents. I hope they put her in jail and keep a very close eye on him from now on. I have such a hard time understanding what anyone gets out of hurting a small child or any child. Sad ,very sad.
@sanell (2114)
• United States
26 Apr 08
that is suc h a terrible story I can not even fathom why anyone would want to hurt a child.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
8 Apr 08
unreal I can't believe this one I would leave my girls with thier grandparents on my hubby's side but not my dad cause he was abusive to us growwing up an he was on of those who thouht girls are below men thank god my girls know better
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Mar 08
You would never think that your mother or your spouse's mother could do something like that. After watching the video and reading the article it doesn't seem like she has any remorse for what she did. Hopefully she'll get locked up and kept away from kids in the future. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@Lovett (465)
• India
19 Mar 08
I m so shocked to hear that this happened,,,but i feel that the granny was not in a correct frame of mind or was mentally unstable when she did this! The fact that she had no explanation as to why she did this,,proves this!
• Australia
17 Mar 08
That is disgusting! I hope she gets the maximum penalty for it. I would leave my kids with my parents, except for the fact that my little darlings tend to drive everyone up the wall! Grandparents included! lol.
• Norway
13 Mar 08
This story is bizarre - how scary is it that that mother couldnt leave her child safely with the childs grandmother. But surely she would have shown signs of being mean with children - nobody just acts like this out of the blue I suspect the grandmother isnt a very nice person at all to begin with
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
25 Feb 08
After looking at this woman, she needs to be slapped repeatedly until she passes out from the pain. Then brought to, just to do it again. That poor baby, didn't say how old he was, but still. To slap him so much he falls out of his stroller, then throw him back into it to slap him some more. Even after seeing the cops she still slapped him. Gees. I'm glad to say my mom and mil are great with my kids, except for the spoiling them rotten. My mom believes it's not her right to punish my kids. It doesn't stop her from being loud, but if you live with a man that's going deaf, you learn to be loud.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I cannot imagine the horror the child was experiencing. It is a good thing I did not see it. It is a horrible thing, to not be able to trust Grandma. My mom is my salvation.
@david2005 (800)
• Canada
20 Feb 08
A lot of people are different and they can only take so much but I think that if you can't handle a child and it is too much stress then don't look after the child or sit down and have a break cause there is no need to act like that towards a child cause they don't deserve that.