My 9 yo daughter asked me to scratch her back and told me to avoid the bruised area when she came back from her father’s house last week. I asked her what happened and she told me that while she was yelling at her 2-yo brother, that her dad picked her up and put her in her room in front of her dresser. He was angry, and put her down so hard that the knob on the dresser left a large bruise on her back. I asked him about this and he said that was what happened, and justified his behavior because she was being mean to her brother and had to stop her.
I took a picture of the bruise and will be showing the picture to my daughter’s counselor (daughter has already told counselor she is afraid of her father). What else should I do?