I recently left my 4 year old daughter to have a sleep over at my in laws house. It is the first time I have left her. When I was bathing her the next day I noticed quite a large bruise on her leg. When I asked her how it got there and if she fell over and she replied “grandad smacked me”. When I asked her where he smacked her to see if that’s what caused the bruising. She said he smacked her where the bruise was four times. I instantly felt sick. I understand while my child is under their care they have a right to discipline them for misbehaving , but to smack her four times I think is overly excessive and clearly so was the force as it has bruised her. I will never ever leave her under her grandparents care ever again but should I approach my on laws about this? My husband was upset by this as well but he said to not say anything as it will cause a fight. But I feel they need to know that a line has been crossed and I’m not happy.
Posted by poteriam, 27th February 2014