Our expert says:
You could lay a charge of assault against her, at least so she realizes she is just not allowed to assault people, let alone someone carrying a child. And you could withdraw the charges later on. I can't guess how this would influence your relationship with her father, as that depends on you, him, her, and whether he realizes how violent she can be. If he really does love you, he ought to understand that this was intolerable misbehaviour on her part. Why can't she get a place of her own rather than being dependent on you ? Its not your fault that she doesn't have somewhere else to stay --- she should have been looking for a place for herself. Its OK for you to be helpful, but don't take on responsibilities which ought to be hers.
And communicate with your man, her father, making it clear how difficult she is, and how she assaulted you and hurt the child, and ask him what to do about it, and how to protect yourself and the children from her violence.
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