Originally Posted By: CatBrat
This has probably gone on for years in this family. Generational, and with his kids. The mother needs to be held responsible too. If these cycles are not broked, they tend to just repeat themselves. Education for the masses on how to discipline your kids properly might help. It probably should be required education upon child birth.


I totally agree with you CatBrat especially the part I bolded. It's trauma/abuse like this that ends up being a baseline in causing such a vicious circle. The sad part is when these kids grow up its quite common they end up with severe addictive personalities and substance abuse problems that creates a while new host of problems that continues to ruin their lives and the ones around them...the circle continues...
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