...and she's got a boy and a girl. Both fairly young, I'd guess 11 and 9. Daddy died. These 2 kids beat the ever-loving SHIT out of their mother. Big woman...but she just "takes it" from them. I don't hit my kids. Never had to. But if they started hitting me - I swear to God and all things good - I'd hit them back. Hard enough to make them triple-think ever hitting me again. I'd like some other parents input on this.