Dad injures baby out of frustration, parenting experts say recent abuse case could have been prevented

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Officials say a baby boy was brain damaged because he disrupted his dad while he was playing a video game. Parenting experts say this could have been prevented.

20 year-old Edwardo Christy is facing felony charges. According to an arrest affidavit, Christy told investigators he accidentally hurt his son. He told them he got frustrated with the infant because he wouldn't stop crying and he was trying to play a video game.

Christy told authorities he picked up the child and was running to give him to his girlfriend when he hit the babies head on the wall, knocking the child out.

Parenting experts say all parents lose their cool sometimes, but have to remember to not lose control.

“The single most important thing you can do is breathe. Take that breath, think about is it that bad and usually not that bad,” says Carrie Over, deputy director aerial clinical services.

Parenting experts say there are a number of free resources available here in Mesa County such as parenting classes.

For further information call Western Colorado’s 211.

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