I agree & disagree. If it happens in front of the child, where they can see it, hear it, then yes, IMO it's child abuse... But if the child isn't around, cannot see it, cannot hear it, and mommy & daddy "act" find around them, I don't see it as being child abuse.
I wouldn't necessarily say domestic abuse is considered child abuse, but I will say that it does have a huge impact on kids.
My brother and I grew up hearing our father beat the crap out of our mom at night. My mom always knew when it was coming on and would get us in bed before hand. We knew better than to come out of our room until morning unless we had to use the bathroom so we never actually saw it. But we always saw the aftermath on our mom and throughout the house.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Jude the Super Kinkster:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting bbbt:</b>" If a couple partakes in domestic violence then and ... [snip!] ... abuser definitely should and the abused partner should have a choice. Either get out, get help and dont go back or face charges"</blockquote>