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Desperate mum ‘at breaking point’ over son, 8, claims she has to restrain him to stop him from biting her face and attacking her


A desperate mum admits her family is at “breaking point” over her violent son’s behaviour.

Emma, who appears on Channel 5’s Violent Child, Desperate Parents tonight, claims she is forced to restrain her eight year old son Ioan to stop him from biting her face.

During this evening’s episode, Emma is seen grappling with her son on the bed as she tries to stop him from attacking her.

Screaming, Ioan bites her wrists and tries tor wriggle out of her grasp.

Emma holds his wrists to try to hold him down

Emma wrestling with her son, Ioan

His parents are ‘at breaking point’

“He’s bitten my face before,” she tells viewers before admitting that he often grabs fistfuls of her hair and yanks on it.

The constant screaming and abusive behaviour has also had a detrimental effect on the rest of the family, including his sister and dad Adrian.

“It breaks my heart that he feels like that about me,” Emma says. “It makes me question myself – I must have done something to him for him to want to do that to me.”

Adrian breaks down in tears over the situation

Emma has tried her hardest to make things better

Her remarks prompt husband Adrian to break down beside her and she turns to him to place a comforting hand on his arm.

“Things cannot carry on the way they are,” she says. “When he’s kicking off and I’m 90 per cent certain that I am going to end up hurting some way, I hate it – I hate knowing that he’s capable of it.”

She has to hold him down to try to control him

Ioan’s parents are desperate to see change

With their marriage in crisis amid their struggle to control their son, they bring in child psychologist Laverne Antrobus to try and help them.

Will she be able to repair their family?

*Violent Child, Desperate Parents airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 5



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