What would you call this, abuse, somewhat abuse, not abuse?
Play: Dramatic tragedy?
Actors: Mother and daughter (9–12yr)
The dialogue: Mother to child, ”I don’t care about your [_expletive problem; I have my own expletive problems! Do you think I have expletive time for all your expletive problems? All you do is want to expletive while and cry, expletive! “_
Daughter goes to utter something—mom cuts her off.
Mom: ”Don’t say a [_expletive thing, just shut the expletive up, shut the expletive UP!”_
In your opinion, would you say the mothers conversation is abusive, somewhat, or not at all abusive? Would your opinion change if the child were 3+ years younger, 3+ years older? Or would age make no difference?