Dear all, Can anyone give us some advice please?
Our Daughter has fled the family home with two young children(4and 5yrs) due to a violent husband.
They fled to our house for safety.
Our Daughter then allowed them to see Daddy for a full day.
NOW the fun starts, the children Hate Nana and Grandad and Mummy, they want to stay with Daddy and his parents. They have, according to them a bigger house, a bigger garden and a promise of many toys and days out.
We, for the last five years, have looked after them,taken the eldest to school and picked him up afterwards, picked up the youngest from nursery etc, so that Mummy could carry on working as a Nurse. Daddy on the other hand wanted us to have them on weekends so that he could spend all the time with his friends in the pub or nightclubs untill the early hours in the morning and did'nt want(it now transpires) them to see him punching Mummy.
We are at our wits ends now because as i said before they now, after spending time with Daddy(something they have never done before), unless you count a trip to the pub in the playground.Turned against us. I quote, Daddy says we have to tell you we hate you, you are not nice people.
The eldest child, after seeing his Mother abused so often believes that is the way Mummy's and Daddy'y behave and it is ok to hit people to get your own way.