When I first met my step dad. My brother and I were told that he didn't believe in hitting kids. Now it's not so true. I am the oldest of six, and wish I could do something. My brother hasn't gone to school all week because of a large bruise on his cheek. My dad says he doesn't know what happened. My other two brothers saw my dad smack him, and the hand print is easily visible if you look close enough.
Two of my brothers are adopted and my little sister and baby brother are foster children and are on the verge of adoption. I don't think our home is fit for any of us. My dad has pulled my hair and pushed me, and if I don't wake up on time he will sometimes throw whatever he can at me.
Once he gave my brother a bloody nose, and he made it clear it was my fault. I don't want to be abused too, so I do my best to make sure everyone knows I am here for them. My mom doesn't really know about it because she is mostly at work.
I've tried to tell her things, but she doesn't believe me. I'm worried that if I tell anyone I will ruin the family. My two brothers and I run a paper route, and our dad drives it. Is it wrong if he makes us run a lot further if we make him mad?
My youngest brother runs as while. I also have two foreign exchange students who know about this problem. They won't say anything because they don't feel it is their place and dad doesn't hit them.
I have always felt that he hosts students because I am not good enough. He treats them better than everyone else, and we all know it. He had threatened us before with variations of things. Once he held a knife to me threatening that if I played with my little brother using his foam pirate swords.
He would use real ones to 'play' with me. My moms first husband was always drinking and was gone and he was abusive too, and I haven't said much to anyone because I am afraid of my mom getting hurt. There's a lot more, but I have to go soon only my best friend knows that I am sending this. Any advice? Anything at all would help. I am too shy or scared to stand up to him. I don't know what to do. Thanks