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Violent child desperate parents 9pm C5 now

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seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 20:58:18

saw last weeks and thought maybe others are watching

seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 21:06:31

just me then grin id of cracked with Jordan by now

take the bloody knife of him fgs

gemdrop84 Wed 17-Feb-16 21:09:59

I'm watching, through my fingers mostly... Poor family, that mum must be worn out!

Sleepingbunnies Wed 17-Feb-16 21:11:08

Only just tuning in. ..

Thornrose Wed 17-Feb-16 21:11:56

Having a violent child, now teen, in RL I find these programmes so far off the mark. I can't bare to watch them anymore. They certainly never seem to represent my reality.

The thought of thousands of people watching my utter humiliation and pain at being assaulted by my own child. And commenting on how they would handle it SO differently. Makes me shudder.

Sorry OP, very sore subject for me.

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 21:14:16

Ah thornrose I feel for you. It's awful - no help or technique training so you have to wing it.

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 21:15:37

Tbh from what I've seen, these seem to be 'easy'ier fixes - young kids whose parents need to do the basics and be shown how to.

Sleepingbunnies Wed 17-Feb-16 21:24:02

My God it's uncomfortable viewing with the dog lead sad

seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 21:25:28

Thornrose sorry didnt mean to offend you

i also have had a very challenging son who nearly broke us as a family,assaulting me and family members,smashing his room/the house/stealing.i was on my knees with him and anytime he had a dangerous weapon with him there was no way i was leaving it with him

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 17-Feb-16 21:30:05

I can't bear to watch. I have a recently but increasingly violent teen and it all seems a bit too near home for me.

Thornrose Wed 17-Feb-16 21:32:47

Oh god, no offence taken, honestly Seaside. Sounds like you've had a tough time too.

I really believe that the subject needs to be out there, the stigma and shame needs to be removed. I just haven't seen a programme that handles it well yet.

Thanks Nouef I guess the older, harder fixes really wouldn't make great tv! wink

seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 21:35:48

agree thorne i still feel guilty and blame myself about how he is

the funny thing is he has a twin (2 mins apart) and couldnt be more differrent in every way smile

Savagebeauty Wed 17-Feb-16 21:37:57

The state of the house shock

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 21:39:41

Yes maybe they could choose a less stereotypical set up. I don't know, maybe erm, married couple, nice house, working, teenage aggressive child? ....blush

seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 21:41:11

Hazel seems so despondent and ground down

i just think she has lost herself and she needs help for her

looks like she has been dumped with the kids and im sure must be having an effect on her,i had 3 on my own and that was hard going

TheSecondOfHerName Wed 17-Feb-16 21:52:11

I think most people would feel overwhelmed looking after six children on their own. I'm watching it, but I'm not judging Hazel. I have four children very close together in age, and two have conditions that affect behaviour, so I am always open to positive ideas about parenting.

seasidesally Wed 17-Feb-16 21:58:32

the women on it makes it seem so easy

samreeve Wed 17-Feb-16 21:59:58

Unfortunately what chance do the kids have? Look at the girls mum then her - cycle that needs to be broken

Muddlewitch Wed 17-Feb-16 22:05:13

I agree Nouef it's always the same 'set up' on these programmes which just adds to the stigma. It would be better if they showed a mixture of families to demonstrate that it can happy to anyone, I hate the way they portray it as help whilst subtly blaming the mum/lifestyle.

Muddlewitch Wed 17-Feb-16 22:05:45

*happen to anyone, shouldn't type when cross!

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 22:08:21

If you don't get cross you get complacent. However, there is no way most people would sign up.

bakeoffcake Wed 17-Feb-16 22:09:24

I'm a bit behind.

You'd think they would have let her meet her mum in private hmm

RudeElf Wed 17-Feb-16 22:13:31

Im just watching this on +1 now. My heart is breaking for this mother. How on earth is she coping with the other 5 at night when trying to get the boy to bed? Will be interested to see what the expert manages. Havent read thread yet.

Muddlewitch Wed 17-Feb-16 22:20:57

That's true Noeuf. In fact I have given interviews/quotes about it for Young Minds but must admit I have changed names to do it, not for my sake as I am quite open about things but for my other children in case their peers got wind of it. It's a really difficult subject sad

Noeuf Wed 17-Feb-16 22:23:20

True, muddle. I would never post on here if I thought I'd be recognised.
I'm happy to fill out surveys etc but no way would I let my non adult child/ren have their privacy compromised.

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