December 13, 2016
“My granddaughter cusses me out, and she’s pulled my hair. And she’s kicked me,” says Debbie, describing 9-year-old Makenze’s behaviors. “She flips out over nothing, and we don’t know why.”
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Makenze’s mom, Lisa, says her daughter has been diagnosed with multiple disorders and prescribed numerous medications since the age of 5 to treat her for her disruptive behaviors.
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She says her ex, Eric, blames her for their daughter’s problems.
“She just needs to come up with a better punishment,” says Eric, in the video above. He accuses Lisa of “pushing her (Makenze) down and smacking her in the face.” Eric, who admits he has “whupped” Makenze with a belt to get her to behave, also claims Makenze is overmedicated. He says Lisa doesn’t know how to parent.