Now for myself, its too late the damage has been done, and I am suicidal/many health probelsm etc. But I am so scared for my younger brother. He is 12 and epileptic, so due to the drug cocktails he's been on since birth he doesnt cope to well. Tonight she has just spent a good 30mins putting him down, calling him "a picece of bull shit liar" and that he's "nearly 13, you should cop on already". 13 FFS! and it was all just because his room was messy. i hate it all. fine he's a difficult child, but considering all the crap he's seen i dont blame him for being taht way. I really do not know what to do. We have no close relatives. I have no finacial security and if I were to tell his father (who is in England living) he wouldnt know what to do, no one ever stands up to her, and i know we need to, but I just dont know. help.