What is the X in X-mas?
a set of symptoms and injuries exhibited by a child who has been mentally and/or physically abused by a parent, guardian, or child-care provider
battering parent syndrome bat·ter·ing parent syndrome (bāt'ər-ĭng)
A group of signs and symptoms characterizing a psychological disorder in a child's parent or other custodian, resulting in a tendency or disposition to abuse the child. Elements contributory to this syndrome include a history of abuse upon the parent or other custodian during childhood and stress.