Child abuse?

Dear avictim:

Greetings. I would address it to her immediately by phone and ask her about it. Also, keep records of it and also send her a letter just letting her know that you are concerned and want to agree for neither of you to use corporal punishment with the children. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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Hi. I am the NCP, and have my kids this weekend. My youngest son, showed my girl friend a mark on his arm. He stated that his mother did this with her fingernail when he was trying to get ready for school. I suppose he wasn’t listening, she got mad, she grabbed his arm and pinched him, leaving an obvious fingernail mark. It has a slight scab which indicates it’s been a couple days since it’s happened. She did this to me way back when we were married and I still have the scars. How should I handle this? Am I making too much of it if I take him to the urgent care to have this documented? I am started to fear child abuse, both physically and emotionally…I took picutes.