Hi, I am new here but I need advice REALLY bad!!
I am a 48-yr. old grandmother of a 6 year old and 3-year-old that are my life. Last week my 6-year-old grandson told me about his father being violent in the home in front of the children. He spilled his little guts to me and told me so much – His daddy pulled the shotgun out, pointed it at the tv and said he was going to shoot it. He said that his daddy knocked his Mommy down and she was saying she needed an ambulance and he would not call for one. He calls the boys really bad names. He picks them up and slams them against the wall. He makes my 6-year-old sit outside by himself to watch for the bus by himself because he is sleeping. There is quite a bit more but hard to type it all. Those are the main tings he is doing.
As far as we know, no physical abuse except for my daughter which we believe he has hit and knocked down (she denies everything and covers for him) but instead mental abuse of the children. My daughter works 16-hour shifts for 911 because the father is too lazy to work.
The father has MAJOR anger issues – I believe he blacks out and doesn’t realize he has put holes in the walls, broken things, etc…It doesn’t take much to get him mad.
One of my dear friends called CPS on the father. I am going to protect my babies no matter what the cost. Now, CPS has 90 days to investigate and the caseworker told me we would be the first one they call if the children are removed from the home. However, if the children are NOT removed, my daughter has told me that we will never see our grandbabies again. She thinks I am the one who called CPS.
I feel like I am going insane as I don’t know what is going to happen. I am so depressed over all of this…The unknown is such a scary place and I just need advice on how to handle this – It is literally tearing me apart. I HAVE to see my grandbabies – We live in Tennessee.
Thank you in advance!
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