Pittsfield mom to go through anger management

While parenting often requires being strict and even punishing, it’s not uncommon for parents to – perhaps unbeknownst to themselves – cross that line into mild or even serious abuse. This was the case of one mother in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who struck her child with a leather belt and will have to undergo anger management as a result.

According to local publication The Berkshire Eagle, the incident took place in April, when a 6-year-old child showed up to school with a large mark on his face. School administrators reported the situation to authorities, prompting Pittsfield Police and Department of Children & Families officials to visit the boy’s home. There, the child’s mother, 31-year-old Sarail Navarro, told investigators that the injury was incurred when her son fought with his 3-year-old sibling.

Police didn’t believe that a 3-year-old had the strength to leave that kind of mark. When they moved to take Navarro into custody, believing she was actually responsible, she became hostile and even kicked one of the officers in the shin.

On Thursday, July 18, a Central Berkshire District Court judge charged Navarro with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and sentenced her to a number of probationary measures including anger management classes and parent counseling. She is also forbidden from unsupervised contact with children younger than 16. Navarro’s kids are currently residing in foster care.

Parents abusing their children is inexcusable behavior but individuals with temper problems can help prevent something terrible like this from happening in the first place by enrolling in a program that helps to resolve anger issues. Individuals interested in personal growth anger management should contact Conflict Coaching & Consulting. Our online anger management classes guarantee proven results, total privacy and a flexibility that works around your schedule.

Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC

Dr. Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC specializes in anger management, family conflict resolution, marital and premarital conflict resolution. His extensive knowledge in the field of anger management may enable you to use his tested methods to deal with your anger issues.


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