Let me share my experience. My husband used to verbally abuse me in the front of the kids (called me names, screamed, threats to divorce, implied I was committing adultery, etc) because he was having a bad day or thought someone slighted him. My response was TOTAL SILENCE. Believe me, the kids have no love for him and know exactly what kind of man he is without me saying a word. He got so fed up with our "disrespect" he left. Let's hope his next "wife" treats him the way he wants.