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Anyone watch ABC "Primetime" last night on the step parenting story?(Vanity)
4/22/06 | Halls

Posted on 04/22/2006 6:43:33 AM PDT by Halls

I watched it and am horrified at what I saw. The second family wasn't a typical disfunctional step family, the parents were child abusers! If you watched as well as me and other millions of people than you have to be as outraged as I am at this step mom and dad,and ABC for showing it!! ABC should have turned this family into the authorities when they first saw the abuse. At the end all they seem to do was try and help the family reconnect! What needs to happen is some serious jail time for this pathetic parents!


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KEYWORDS: callnanny911; childabuse

1 posted on 04/22/2006 6:43:35 AM PDT by Halls
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To: Halls

It was disturbing.


2 posted on 04/22/2006 6:47:52 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero ╗ with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: Halls

Caught part of it ... the family from Lake Placid, NY, and I'm referring to the parents, give white trash a bad name.


3 posted on 04/22/2006 6:50:47 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: ▀udda▀udd

Well I was so disturbed I turned this family into the authorities. Lot's of time may have passed and the abused child may be living with her grandparents, but I don't care. There are still 3 children in that home and it is clear the mom and dad don't know how to parent!


4 posted on 04/22/2006 6:52:35 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

I didn't see the show but Hannity & Colmes interviewed Diane Sawyer the other night about the show. She was pretty horrified by what they found also. I guess, technically, the family you speak of has been turned into the officials since this was seen nationwide.


5 posted on 04/22/2006 6:52:43 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Yes, they have cause many did last night if it wasn't done before than!


6 posted on 04/22/2006 6:53:29 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

I didn't see the show but I wouldn't consider step families "typically dysfunctional". Certainly no more than the so called "normal" family.


7 posted on 04/22/2006 6:55:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: Halls

It's not surprising that an alphabet network doesn't have enough moral compass to spot abuse of children even in one of their own "investigative" stories.


8 posted on 04/22/2006 6:57:19 AM PDT by kenth
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To: Halls

Sine many of us missed it, can you describe the show with some (clean) details?


9 posted on 04/22/2006 6:57:46 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: cripplecreek

I didn't mean that all step families are disfunctional. My husband is a step father to my son and we are just as normal as other families.

What I ment was that ABC did a show on disfunctional step families. The first family was clearly a normal step family with problems, the second was over the top and not normal. There was violence and that is not typical to a disfunctional step family. So I'm not saying that all step families are disfunctional, I'm saying there are familes steps or no steps that are disfunctional, it is just ABC was doing a a show on the disfunctional ones!


10 posted on 04/22/2006 7:03:51 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls
All right, got'cha.
11 posted on 04/22/2006 7:05:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: MindBender26

Two famililes agreed to have video cameras in their home to show what goes on day to day.

The second families video was horrific. The dad had a daughter from a previous marriage and at the time of the video the little girl was 13. The wife is the step mom to the oldest child and has 3 small children of her own with the dad.

In the video step mom is seen screaming, threatening, mentally abusing the 13 year old. She cusses at her calling her a effing bi*ch and many other names. She admits to Diane Sawyer that she has hit the child many times. In the video it shows the dad slapping his daughter than jumping on top of her beating her during an argument. He clearly lost control. While this was going on the step mom was making punches in support of her hubby beating the sh*t out of his daughter.

Also, all of this happend in the presence of 3 small children who many times would cry and help each other cover their ears when dad and mommy started abusing the 13 year old.

There is a mini clip of it at ABC and I suggest all go take a look.


12 posted on 04/22/2006 7:10:25 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

It sounds awful.
I hope the video results in the daughter getting away from the parents and finding a better home. And, I hope the parents are charged with assault and child abuse.


13 posted on 04/22/2006 7:25:21 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Halls

"Two famililes agreed to have video cameras in their home to show what goes on day to day."

Did the kids give their permission? I mean this girl has to face her friends and people at school.


14 posted on 04/22/2006 7:29:02 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert

the kids knew the video was there, but it was over a 3month period and I'm sure forgotten about here and there. Thing is if these parents can clearly beat their daughter on camera think about what they are doing off the camera.


15 posted on 04/22/2006 7:34:04 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

The fact that the kids knew, means nothing.
Did they give their permission without the parents being present? If not, I hope ABC gets sued by a child rights advocacy group.


16 posted on 04/22/2006 7:36:41 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: nuconvert
It does sound awful.

But I then wonder about that second set of parents...they knew this was going to be aired--could it be they think this type of parenting is "normal" (not providing an excuse, just wondering why they would alow to be filmed if this type of parenting was normal behavior for them).

17 posted on 04/22/2006 7:37:57 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: Halls

I watched the program last night. The abuse of the teen aged daughter was beyond shameful. She appeared to be trying to do right, but she didn't have a chance with those two creeps. It was apparent to me that the step mom was a jealous fat a$$ pig. If I understand correctly, the father is a national guardsman. The military has strong ways of dealing with members who commit domestic violence. If any one knows this jerk's unit, please notify his commander. The video footage clearly shows him bringing discredit on the armed services. These sorry excuses for parents are not likely to make a positive change. Appropriate agencies should take action to protect the young children still living with those two child abusers.


18 posted on 04/22/2006 7:40:02 AM PDT by hdstmf
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To: nuconvert

ya know, I'm not real sure if the kids gave their consent or not. The smallest was about 3 at the time and I doubt likely they gave their consent!


19 posted on 04/22/2006 7:40:59 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

I'm starting to think these parents thought beating the 13 year old was good and normal. They are sick!


20 posted on 04/22/2006 7:41:49 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: hdstmf

yep, this man is a disgrace to our country as a soldier and I knew his unit I'd turn him in as well. Heck, I already called the police dept in Lake Placid where the family lives and turned him in. I wasn't the only one either and I don't think this story is going to go away. This child was abused maliciously by her father and stepmother and it was sickening! If anyone can find out any information I will call his unit and turn his butt in.

His name is Joe Nelson and his wife is Lynn Nelson and they are from the Lake Placid, New York area.


21 posted on 04/22/2006 7:45:14 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

I think they just lost it in the confrontation with the child and forgot about the camaras being there. Both of these parents were highly emotional and completely out of control where the 13 year old was concerned. They beat her, belittled her, mocked her and told her that her natural mother did not want her. The Dad was wildly spewing a line at the child from a movie... 'A Few Good Men' "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!" I am telling you, he needs help. I am glad that someone turned them in. How long would it be before they start picking on the other 3?


22 posted on 04/22/2006 7:56:22 AM PDT by irishfox
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To: Mrs.Liberty

Who knows? Maybe they figured that someone was eventually going to turn them in to CPS (maybe even their daughter) and they figured that going on the show and agreeing to get counselling would head off involvement from CPS?


23 posted on 04/22/2006 8:03:31 AM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Halls

I got a feeling that the step mom liked and enjoyed egging on the stepdaughter and was the one who started just about every confrontation.

In addition, the dad and stepmom were full of excuses for their behavior and I felt Diane let them get away with that.


24 posted on 04/22/2006 8:09:55 AM PDT by alisasny (Cynthia McKinny..INTERNATIONAL BLACK FEMALE CONGRESSPERSON OF MYSTERY)
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To: alisasny
I got a feeling that the step mom liked and enjoyed egging on the stepdaughter and was the one who started just about every confrontation.

In addition, the dad and stepmom were full of excuses for their behavior and I felt Diane let them get away with that.

I agree with you the stepmom was the instigator. You could see the sick jealousy in her face when she was watching the stepdaughter play with the stepmom's children.

They probably did let them get away with it to a certain extent or else the family wouldn't have let them air the film. It's good that it was aired because the abuse was brought out into the open to be seen by all. No way can there be any denial about the abuse.

25 posted on 04/22/2006 8:19:08 AM PDT by Sally'sConcerns (Native Texan, now in SW Ok.)
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To: alisasny

oh for sure, Diane did nothing. If I was her i would have said, how does it feel beating up on a child huh? Does it feel good daddy soldier and tough ugly beeeaaccchh stepmom!

Diane wimped out and she did a horrible job!


26 posted on 04/22/2006 8:28:32 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

It was horrific. That step mother was completely jealous of Kyle the step daughter. She even felt jealous of her showing attention to her half siblings.


27 posted on 04/22/2006 8:46:02 AM PDT by Lanza
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To: Halls

What branch of service? Is he active duty? If so, then I would guess that the Family Service Center at the base where he is attached will get involved. At least I would hope so. I once worked for a primary child abuse prevention program for the USMC..it was a prety new program at the time, and I know the other services were interested in this program.


28 posted on 04/22/2006 8:55:05 AM PDT by Mrs.Liberty
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To: Halls

That is horrible. But in a world where Jerry Springer thrives, I have to wonder if the family created the scenes you describe to up their celebrity minutes.

I almost hope that is the case. The thought that a network could sit by and watch abuse unfold without contacting the authorities is sickening.


29 posted on 04/22/2006 10:17:42 AM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

I saw that segment last night and was sickened. The parents need to be reported to social services.


30 posted on 04/22/2006 10:23:45 AM PDT by Mfkmmof4 (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Halls

Just watched it. At least from the video I saw that girl did nothing wrong. And the step mother is not stable. Listening to the step mother talk she didn't even sound like a parent, to her step daughter or her three children.


31 posted on 04/22/2006 10:28:28 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: billbears

watch the tape again of when dad hits his daughter, but this time watch the stepmom. She is throwing punches in the air in support of her hubby beating up his daughter.

Also, dad through the first punch and daughter did nothing! The reason why she got into trouble was for a report from school about her grades. She is ADD and needs extra help and dad was yelling she is full of it and putting her down!

The daughter has since moved out of dads home and into the home of her maternal grandparents and she is thriving! Her grades have gone up and she is happier. This should tell you the enviroment she was in with her dad was unstable to say the least.

This mom and dad should be in jail!


32 posted on 04/22/2006 11:44:40 AM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

I didn't see that one on the website. The one I saw was about a 13 year old and the young children seemed to like her more than they did their own mother.


33 posted on 04/22/2006 12:03:08 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: billbears

that was it, but if you didn't see the video where dad was hitting his daughter than ABC must have removed that part. Interesting.I'm going to watch the clip again and see if it is still there.


34 posted on 04/22/2006 12:15:32 PM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

Just saw it. That one was worse. Did the daughter decide to go back to them or stay with other relatives? That father needs to be brought up on charges immediately


35 posted on 04/22/2006 12:24:18 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: billbears

the daughter is now living with her maternal grandparents and not leaving I think. Apparently it has been some time(a couple of years or more) since this was taped, but ABC has had it all this time and did nothing about it! That is sickening as well.

Thing is there are 3 more children living in that home and I don't care if the mom is the bio mom to them, I think she will do what she did to her step daughter, and if dad can hit his own child than he can hit his three little ones at home as well. So, I think the authorities should do something about it and not let this crime go unpunished. We shall see.


36 posted on 04/22/2006 1:23:35 PM PDT by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: Halls

I watched it, and I was outraged by what they did to that poor girl. I still am. It's no wonder that she has emotional problems. I hope she stays living with her grandparents. She seems to be doing good with them. I think her dad and step mom both should be arrested for child abuse. I'm surprised the military hasn't stepped in. Maybe now that it's gone public they will.


37 posted on 04/22/2006 1:29:49 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (NO GUEST WORKER PLAN! IT IS REALLY AMNESTY, SHAMNESTY OR SCAMNESTY - IT IS THE SELL OUT OF AMERICA!!)
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To: Halls

That family was absolute trash. That poor girl was doing more for her half sibs than their own mother was. All that lazy good for nothing cow did was sit around the house while her step daughter played with the kids. And that spinelss father that poor girl has....what an impotent jerk.


38 posted on 04/23/2006 1:16:13 AM PDT by Bella_Bru (http://folding.stanford.edu/ - - - -Folding@home. Free Republic team 36120)
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