Is this emotional abuse?

@bjskid (322)
United States
February 10, 2007 2:55pm CST
First off, this isn't necessaliry my experience. Please don't give me any advice or anything, I just want to know whether this emotional abuse or not. - Father tells child she is useless and will probably end up working at MCDonalds for the rest of her life. - Father gets drunk and constatly scolds child for little things in brutal ways. Example: "You never f***ing do anything you useless piece of sh**!" - Father gets angry at night and threatens to slit daughter's throat - Father uses comments such as, "Might as well kill you all!" - Father criticizes daughter's appearence. Example: Isulting her hair, calling her fat, etc.
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6 responses
• Canada
10 Feb 07
Yes this would definitely be emotional abuse . Emotional abuse is when you say something that could have drastic effects to the person self worth and how they feel about what they have done . Using this type of language is never necessary and would not make anyone feel good about themselves as a person .
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Yes, this DEFINATELY emotional abuse. Just because people have kids, doesn't mean they have the right to emotionally abuse them. I don't think that parents can get their kids taken away if they emotionally abuse them... My Mom was both physically and emotionally abused as a kid so this hits close to home. Anyone who emotionally abuses by how you mentioned needs to talk to a shrink, or jump off a cliff. Either one would be fine with me.
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
That's emotionally abuse and morally damaging.
• United States
10 Feb 07
Yes, there is not a question that this is emotional abuse.
@amrnagy (175)
• Egypt
10 Feb 07
yes you are true
@XxAngelxX (2835)
• Canada
10 Feb 07
This is most definitely emotional abuse. The father clearly needs some professional help. Any type of insult is emotional abuse and there is never a good reason for speaking to anyone let alone a child, in this manner. I sincerely hope this isn't your situation.