I Think My Granddaughter Is Being Abused By My Daughter’s Boyfriend: Advice?

A grandmother writes in asking for advice because she believes her daughter’s boyfriend is abusing her granddaughter. She says CPS hasn’t been doing anything to help and she just can’t handling watching it happen any more. Now she’s looking for advice.

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A member of the community asks:

“What do you do when you know your granddaughters are being mistreated by your daughter’s new boyfriend? Like slapping the face of an 18-month-old girl, or now that she’s 3 years old, the newest form of punishment is putting tabasco sauce on her lips, and the mother does nothing to help her.

How do I stop myself from feeling contempt and just downright hating her. I can’t believe my daughter turned into such an awful person and a mother and there’s nothing I can do about it. [It’s] so hard to keep watching this. CPS will do nothing…It’s just so sickening, it’s so hard to take!

I’ve been forbidden to see any of the girls because I spoke up about the slapping of the face. Is there really such a thing as grandparent rights does anyone know?”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Grandmother Who Thinks Her Granddaughter Is Being Abused

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

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One person suggested, “Call cps every single day. Be their biggest nuisance. Stop at nothing to get the attention.”

And another commenter wrote, “You have a right to do everything you can to protect that little girl and your daughter may need saving too. There is more than one way to get help. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

One mom said, “Your daughter does not deserve to have her kids if she allows this to happen. Sometimes the welfare will take children but will give them back to the mother if they leave their abusive partners. She is probably too scared of him to stop him from abusing the child. You have to keep trying to do something.”

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